I started pulling fabrics today, and it looks like the theme for the Getway will be olive green. It all started with 2 big pieces of solid olive. One is a rayon/tencel blend I bought from the Fashion Fabrics Club in 2003, the other is a mystery fabric (rayon? poly?) I bought in 2002 from the late Bonanza Fabrics of Santa Fe. Both are bottom weight, at least 3 yard pieces, and 60" wide.
From there, it was pretty easy to start taking out fabrics in similar shades.
Not all of them will make the trip, and not all of those that go to San Francisco will be used. But I'd rather select more than I'll ultimately take and use. I figure I can always edit my choices at some point. I also know that I won't be travelling with just a carry-on bag this time.
And let's not forget that a fabric shopping trip is included in this junket. Linda is taking us to Satin Moon, her favorite fabric store in the area. That's saying a lot, considering that the Bay Area is also home to Britex and Stonemountain and Daughter.
It's also dawned on me that I should pull out some of my existing clothes, which will also aid in coordinating the sewing projects. Even though I have a bunch of Sewing Workshop patterns selected, I think I'm going to bring a couple of others, too. I know that I'm prepping like I'm staying for months even though I'll only be there for 5 days, but like I said--editing. At the very least, I'll come back with some kind of a sewing plan for this fall.