The fabric has grown a lot, but it feels lovely. I'm contemplating putting in princess seams front and back. Or I may recut in smaller size from these pieces - but I'm not sure about the neckline.
Meanwhile, it's time for Fantasy 6PAC with the new Spring/Summer edition of Ottobre. In order to use my stash more effectively, I generally go through each magazine and see if I have the exact right fabric to make every item, even if I would never generally look at the pattern. It's a lot of fun! I haven't got the physical issue now so I thought I'd just imagine a 6PAC from the line drawings.Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 22.14.35
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OK, so first up is two layers. Long sleeved layers. There's no jacket in this issue, so I'd have to pick the shirt number four and very likely the very loose shirt number 5. It does have zips. You know, on the side. To make these more classic, I think I'd choose a pretty denim coloured lightweight wool-silk blend for the shirt and an ivory coloured wool gauze knit for the loose shirt. I also might forego the zippers. (I have both these fabrics in stash). The tone of the collection is quite casual so far.
Next up is bottoms. The trousers number 14 are a given, ideally in a dark navy/ivory linen combo, and lengthened. I don't have those fabrics, but I think I can get them. Then I already have a bunch of skirts. It's too cold in spring to wear any kind of shorts here (seriously, Sweden in April? Cold and rainy). The midi skirt 6 is sufficiently different from my current skirts, so I might make that in linen denim (like they have in the Otto shop) or perhaps a knit - I don't know what fabric it's drafted for!
Finally tops. Too cold for sleeveless tops. Peplum and midi skirt is icky. So basic easy top 13. I think it's a woven top, if so in a drapey cranberry wool twill with a Laura Ashley print that I have with navy and sage green and ivory in it - warmish and nice under one of the layers (but it might catch the gauze?). I don't love the top 1 but it's the only one that meets my requirements. I'd make it in green rayon knit, bound with navy.
In short, I do not like this particular magazine for 6 pac. Not enough separates, too many dresses, too many sleeveless and short garments, hardly any basics. But it's doable. And it's fun to push your style boundaries too.