Hello everybody, and welcome to the first Monthly Stitch challenge of 2016! Are you excited? Because we sure are! 🙂
Since this challenge kicked off on New Years Day, it’s all about raising a glass in toast to 2016, and making a garment inspired by your favourite beverage. Whether it’s a glass of bubbly or a cocktail for New Years parties, a warming mug of hot chocolate or coffee, or a refreshing ice-cold glass of juice or iced tea, now’s the time to celebrate it.
Unsure where to start? Here are some ideas!
Kicking off with celebration drinks, and the most classic of all – champagne. You could go elegant and fabulous, making a glamourous dress or a slip in a champagne-coloured satin charmeuse. Pair it with a glamourous vintage-inspired dress such as this lovely McCalls number or an elegant slip and you’ll be right at home raising a flute of bubbly!
Or go for more fun, party drink styles – how about a mojito? Here’s some pineapple mojito fabric, in a raspberry colourway. Pair it with a fun party dress such as this retro-inspired Butterick one. Go all-out and use a fun print for the main fabric, or be a bit more toned-down and save it for a fun splash at the back neckline.
Wine more your style? What about a gorgeous wine-red ponte? There are so many things you can do with ponte! Casual? Dressy? Corporate? Pick a style that matches your favourite wine-drinking activity.
Moving on to the non-alcoholic beverages, and one of the most consumed ones in the world – tea. You could let the pattern be your inspiration and use one of the tea-themed styles from Colette, such as the Sencha blouse.
Or go for something quite different and have fun with a tea-themed applique motif!
Just like there are cat people and dog people, there are also tea drinkers and coffee drinkers. For those of you who prefer coffee, how about a coffee bean fabric? Wear your love for your beverage on your sleeve!
Prefer a long, cool drink, such as fruit juice? There are plenty of fruity options out there! Whether it’s fruit coloured, or fruit prints, there’s something for everyone. Two that jumped out at me were an orange printed fabric (orange juice is a classic, after all!) and a green apple fabric. (It’s even scented, so you can smell like apple juice!)
So many beverages! Which will you choose to be inspired by for this months challenge? What are you planning to make?