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.
That sounds like the perfect day to me! I'll be looking foward to you version of the Hollyburn. It's such a simple skirt, I found it almost boring at first, but now I see versions popping up everywhere, I find it absolutely lovely. It has such a nice flare, and I'm getting really tempted to try i out.
1/21/2013 02:55:01 am
That will make a lovely "ensemble" as we say in French ; very nice colours !
1/21/2013 04:11:50 pm
I love the fabric you chose for the blouse is awesome!
1/21/2013 10:23:54 pm
It will be a lovely set. Can't wait to see your progress. I have to stay away from the fabric at Joann's, otherwise I would buy stuff I will never get around to using! Straight to the buttons for me, no looking anywhere else.
1/23/2013 11:34:53 am
A perfect way to spend MLK day!! I can't wait to see that fabric made up - I think they will go together magnificently.
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