Oh, the best laid plans of seamstresses….
I went shopping for fabrics today and came across the perfect stripe silk for my future Colonial Williamsburg polonaise. It looked at me and just screamed “MAKE ME INTO A POLONAISE!” This is it:
So, of course, the CW “Mix-n-Match” plan has again changed, again:
|Two patterned linen/cotton jackets, one striped polonaised gown, two solid colored silk petticoats.|
After reading Demode’s and Dreamstress‘ articles about printed cottons (thank you Kristin and WandaBVictorian), the printed jackets really need to have light/white grounds, but I have a choice of colors to use for the prints. I’ve acquired linen/cotton to work with, and I think the floral stamp in a red will be lovely, and the leaf stripe in a blue will give a different look. I’d also like to try my hand at hand-painting a more open, organic vine and flower design, but one thing at a time.
Time to experiment!