You guys are awesome – I got 35 opinions on my button choice yesterday! Red was the clear winner, but many of you suggested finding a different red. I got off work early today, due to a sickness epidemic in my studio, so I actually had time to go to the fabric store. Here is what I came back with:
Much better. These are the same shade of red as the hearts, but are nice and plain. I do wish the shank was a bit shorter, but hopefully they will work out! I’m not planning to wear this blouse with casual bottoms, especially not jeans, so I think the touch of whimsy from the red won’t be too young.
I have plans to make a few skirts, including one to go with this blouse. I have yet to buy fabric for that though… I want a black RPL (rayon, poly, lycra blend,) and can only find either 100& polyester or black sateen here. I love sateen, but black cotton is a bad idea with three cats. I want to make a slim skirt, possibly this skirt from the April Burdastyle:
See the cute little flounce and bow? I liked the whole spread that this skirt came from, so I bought this issue.. I was not impressed with May, and I don’t have a subscription, so I’m not buying it. June looks pretty good, but I’m undecided as yet. I have yet to make anything from Burda, but I’ve decided it’s time!
One thing I love about sewing and knitting my own clothes is making my own interpretations of *ahem* overpriced clothes at stores. One trend I’ve been seeing at stores like Anthropologie and J.Crew is the bold floral pencil skirt. I’ve been on the lookout for a fabric to make my own. While I was at Joann’s I browsed the fabric (we are a Joann Superstore, although that seems to translate to more crafty things rather than more fabric) and was surprised to find a fabric that I absolutely needed!
It’s a cotton jacquard. Here’s a closeup of the texture:
Does it not remind you of the J Crew Impressionist skirt? Only I like this print better, as it has more pink and less of the chartreuse, which is a bit much in J Crew’s version. I will refrain from posting their picture, because the styling makes me want to die a little inside. Here it is the way I would wear it: