In 1972 - on the night before my birthday - one of the dams along the river burst flooding the community down the road from our home. My mother spent the evening helping with the evacuation process which meant that the next day I went with her to shop for my birthday present. I chose a shiny, wet look, red bikini and that is in all probability the last time I've worn red. It's not really my color. I tend to look like a tomato in red which made...
... my attraction to this print rather unusual. It's very red even when cut up into smaller pieces. And, it's red and purple although not at all in the red hat lady kind of way. Thank God. I remember taking a workshop with Mary Ellen Hopkins many years ago in which she said red and purple definitely did not go together - a comment I completely disagreed with and found totally surprising coming from her. I like the two together. I just don't - normally - wear red. Last week, this fabric was 70% off at which point I stopped resisting and decided it had potential.
I couldn't make any decisions for the challenge project yesterday so I traced a smaller size of Vogue 1297 and cut out the pattern. I'm not sure yet if I'll add sleeves like last time. Right now...
... I'm debating ways to play with the border print along one edge and with the delightfully curling selvage along the other.
This fabric strikes me as a fun piece to play with and since I've really enjoyed wearing the previous version of Vogue 1297 and since the pattern has already been goof proofed, it seemed a perfect choice for my wandering mind. I went down a few sizes due to my change in measurements combined with the stretch of the fabric. LOL - vanity sizing. My ego will take it.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - trying a "new" color