It varies for me. Sometime the inspiration for my next sewing project is the piece of fabric lying on the top of the nearest pile. Is this the LIFO (last in first out) inventory method? Probably not when that piece recently came from the depths of my stash.
Our ASG group recently did some community sewing. Duffle bags for foster children with the local chapter of Catholic Charities. A group of teenage boys. So the bags had to be in boy type fabrics. I dug deep into my stash of denims and cotton twills, from the pre lycra era, and pulled out a large piece of sueded, dusty purple colored cotton. It yielded a couple of duffle bags, but there was still a big piece left over. On its way back to the depths of my stash it happened to take a rest stop by a piece of rayon gauze print. An unfamiliar fabric in non typical colors. A "Why did I order this?" Internet purchase. But they coordinated. So I decided to make a jacket out of the cotton and a top out of the gauze. I wanted to make a short jacket to go over a longer top. Like the multi layer, cascading look of this HP pattern, which I order, printed, taped together, compared to my sloper and decided the required alterations were not worth the effort.
I chose New Look 6633 for the jacket because it had simple neckline and princess seams for fitting. I created facings instead of lining it to the edge and did channel stitching around the front and sleeve edges.
|New Look 6213|
|New Look 6213|
My final feelings on this combo.
Stiff cotton fabrics do not make flattering jackets.
One piece sleeves is stiff cotton fabrics quickly start to look like corrugated pipes.
Donate all old cotton denims and cotton twills to charity !
|New Look jacket 6633|
Rayon guaze is interesting fabric. light weight but stiff, easy to sew.
Dusty purple and pale pink are not my colors.
The cutout shoulder flutter sleeves
|New Look 6213 view A|
|New Look 6213 - cold shoulder|