Sunni has shared her fabric picks for version 2, which will be a mint coloured 4-ply silk and version 3, which will be a striped cotton/poly fabric which she also intends to line. Casey has also done an amazing inspiration post for styling the skirt. A lot of food for thought there and some ideas!
So, as it’s fabric day I thought I’d share my choices with you. I’ll only sew version A as I’m not too keen on the waist band detail of version 2 and version 3 is cut on the bias which neither of these fabrics lend themselves too due to a lack of stripe!
This is the fabric I intend to use for the sewalong skirt.
It’s a dusky rose with white polka dots and is 100% cotton. I’ve prewashed this already at 40′ along with the lining. Sunni recommends going darker for the zip, however the next shade after this wasn’t a shade or two darker it was way way way darker, so I’ll risk it with this one and have to be really careful inserting the zip…
For my second version which will likely be made after the sewalong rather than trying to do two at the same time is a plain navy poplin. The outside of the skirt is the lighter of the two blues, and I intend to line this one too. Casey’s post may come in handy in lifting this from being a plain, blue skirt. Piping at the waist is already a consideration and I quite like the idea of a bit of lace at the hem… This rather plain choice is a deliberate decision, if not particularly exciting, as I want it to go with the fabric choice I’ve made for the Violet blouse.
It’s Liberty Tana Lawn!!! I’ve prewashed this already and it washed beautifully. I may have to line this as it’s a little bit sheer which I’m definitely doing for the Pendrell blouse, which is also a lawn, but not Liberty…
This hasn’t been prewashed yet. It’s so pretty and I think it’ll look lovely with Sewalong Ginger. My experience with the Liberty lawn is that the background came up brighter after washing, which this may do, but to be honest bright white isn’t great on me and I like the natural colour to the back ground. I plan to line it with a bright white to help the colours in the water-colour print really sing. I intend to do version B with this as the fabric is very feminine.
So there we go, a post full of fabric choices – very fitting for day 4!