Good morning. I'm off to a moderately slow paced start, sipping away on some delightful tea, and getting caught up with all that occurred on the internet over the weekend. I'm enjoying a day away from the office in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.. I plan to sew and knit all day. I hope he would have approved; both these activities do have ways of bringing the most unlikely people together, yes?
I'm fully prepared to start work on my Hollyburn skirt. Rachel over at My Messings is hosting a SAL over two weeks, it's just beginning, so there's time for you to play along too if you'd like. Additionally, I've planned out a blouse project to pair with my Hollyburn.
I'm using an aubergine 100% wool crepe as my primary skirt fabric. I'm going to line my skirt, per my personal preferences. The lining is also purple. Not very exciting, I know. But a purple skirt is already a little bit of a stretch for me, friends. I need to learn how to walk before I'll be doing any running around in wild prints and crazy colors.
The blouse fabric is considerably edgier. I hadn't intended to buy any fabric when I stopped at Joann's for notions, but this jumped off the shelf and into my arms. It was an end-of-bolt piece. There was 1 1/8 yards left. I bought it and crossed my fingers it'd be enough for a blouse. This Vogue pattern requires 1 1/8 yards. Destiny. Plain and simple. The fabric is difficult to see in my shody photos. It reminds me of a honeycomb and it has all my favorite colors in it: Purples, greens, black, plus a few more. It should be interesting.