Saturday, September 3, 2011
Denied! (wherein we come to a fork in the road toward my Fall Palette Wardrobe)
My Fall Wardrobe Palette has been thwarted! I was planning most of my separates around this Anna Maria Horner velveteen, of which I was going to make a jacket and yesterday I watched a lovely customer buy all we had left. Stupid me, I could've controlled my destiny, but instead I lost out. Boo.
My big challenge with the Fall Palette was to try and avoid orange, which is my favorite color. The velveteen was empowering that avoidance. Now I feel I must delve into orange for consolation.
Also because this is the other velveteen I want to use. I want to make cigarette pants, or hot pants out of it. I really, really want to make hot pants out of it. Shush, they will look awesome with tights and boots.
So anyway, I feel like that insists on letting orange into the palette. Make sense, right? See how much of a challenge it is not to allow orange into the palette? I think what I'll finally tell myself, is that I can allow orange into the wardrobe, but it has to ride on the coattails of the palette. It can't actually be IN the palette, but it can play along.
Self-Stitched September Day 3 features the Study Hall Skirt by Anna Maria Horner, in two coordinates from Kate Spain's Central Park line. I love the silky hand of this cotton, it's just lovely. I have 4 or 5 other prints from it waiting to be a dress, but I lost my confidence on my original concept. I don't know if anything will come of it, but the fabric calls to me. Perhaps my confidence will be bolstered into making this patchwork monster after all.