I’ve been looking forward to start of SG’s 2018 SWAP next week. I am a fair way into the planning phase with two possible wardrobe plans. I dived into my stash and surfaced with a colour scheme of whites, pinks and greys. The colours of a Galah – and hence the working title of “What a Galah”.
Option 1 – Geometric inspired
The first wardrobe is based around a geometric print which has just made into a shirt. The pattern matching was a challenge. It took just as long to do the layout ( and redo the layout quite a few times) than it did to sew it. It was worth it though as I think the end result is quite striking. The pattern is Lekala 4439 which I’ve reviewed on PR.
For the patterns, I chose designs that would bring out the “geometry” theme – so lots of angles in the style lines. Colours are white, pearl grey, light dusky pink and charcoal. My pick of the doodles.
I like all the pieces but as a collection, it is a bit bland and perhaps not enough contrast in the colours for me. Adding some denim in to the bottoms to pick up the navy in the print gives it a lift. But moves away from my Galah colour scheme. I already have a lot of things in my wardrobe that would work with this shirt so I probably don’t really need to build a new wardrobe around the print – just a couple of additions would be enough.
Some other options
Option 2 – Sportalm inspired
This wardrobe is based around a second print that I want to make as pants. Hopefully I’ll get to them next week. The print is a lot more vibrant, so my colours are white, a darker dusty pink, mid grey and black.
Here is the doodle for the wardrobe. Most of the designs are knock-offs from Sportalm. It includes a couple of shirts that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Design-wise there is more work in the pattern making for this one. But I am a bit more inspired by this grouping.
This is probably my favourite.
What do you think? Any suggestions welcome