(I geeked out on gemstones when we were having my engagement ring made...)
So sapphires, typically blue. Some are super dark blue, like navy. Which is a color I cannot stand. I don't know why, but it actually makes me angry. And it's such a popular color!!
I, on the other hand, think it’s like a weak version of basic black, and you can’t even wear it with black without looking like a fool. So there isn’t a lot of dark blue in my closet. However, I do like what I call fun blues (purple- or green-leaning, happy, bright blues!), and actually have stash fabric for this!
Notice these are all more of a medium or even purple blue, leaning towards cobalt in the abstract print. I think this would make a cool dress, but I don’t know what to make with it. It’s a non-stretch poly crepe, and very thin and drapey at that, so the possibilities are endless.
Next to it is what I was told could be a washed silk and I have SEVEN yards of it. I think something with a cowl neck would be cool. The purpley-crepe next to too! As for the medium blue poly on the far left, no clue...
Oktoberfest is coming up and I had put lederhosen on El Husbando’s #menswearmakenine, but...I don't really think it's going to happen this year. *shrugs*
There’s also the third version of M7206 for my dad. He has a cobalt blue silk ready for this, and even though I really wanted a break from the pattern, maybe now is the time to knock it out!
This month’s #sewmystyle pattern is the Chalk & Notch Fringe dress, which I have been so excited to make. Maybe this can be made in either the silk or abstract poly crepe? I may just stick to the top version of this but we’ll see.
It’s now the last third of the year and I haven’t made much progress on my own #makenine2018 so maybe I’ll revisit those patterns and see what I’m inspired to make. It would be a good time to make that shirt dress I want! It would fall into the #CurvyYearofSewing's theme of Shirts & Shirtdresses theme, after all.
What are you working on this month? Here's some pinspiration!