Thursday, June 14, 2007

Not Brown and Not Sewing

I cut this out yesterday afternoon right before dinner. And then the phone rang. It was my uncle from Viriginia (who is only 7 years older than me so we're very close) telling me he and his wife are in Tampa and are coming by tomorrow (today). He's very spur-of-the-moment like that so when I saw the Caller ID, I just knew he was in town and was already mentally preparing my to-do list.

Sewing is on hold while we do a mad-dash vacuum/dust and a trip to the grocery store so we can offer some drinks and snacks before we go out to dinner. Plus, I have to wear out the dogs today so they'll behave while we're out.

What you see in the pic is Pattern #5 from Ottobre Woman 02/2007. I've been waffling about the neckband fabric. First, the pattern calls for a satin woven. Nope. Not happening here.

Next, I want to wear this top with my coral capris, but I don't really want to be orange from head to toe. Plus, the solid coral fabrics I have are not quite the right shade anyway. There is light lime green in the print of this fabric and I've cut the bodice so the greens are close to the neckband. I think it will have an "unexpected" look but that it will look nice.

On the other hand, I have an order with some solids arriving from tomorrow. I wonder if I should wait and see if one of those will look better?

In the meantime, I'm off to do some errands so the top will just sit and percolate a while longer anyway.


  1. Oooo, I like that fabric. And I think the green will go well with it.

  2. Love that fabric! Where did it come from?
    I think the green looks good with it.

  3. Another very pretty fabric! And I like the green with it too!

  4. Gosh, I just LOVE your fabrics. We have very similar taste. I especially like the lime green. That's my favorite color these days. Have fun with your uncle! :)

  5. Love the green touch. Perfect with your coloring. A redhead wearing coral and green--woowzer.

  6. That fabric is gorgeous and the green looks great with it. I can see it working well with coral pants. I had to laugh when I read that you don't want to be orange from head to toe. I've never really thought I liked orange all that much, but I'm finding it's creeping into my wardrobe lately. Funny how that happens.

  7. Great fabric, Debbie. You could also consider turquoise for the band - of course, my monitor may not be showing the true colors where I think I see turquoise. The green works - and you already have it there.
    I enjoy your blog.


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