Thursday, October 6, 2011
Teal, the color for Fall
One of the things I mentioned on Lori's Sew Forth Now Podcast was how I found a teal blouse at the thrift store and had intentions to modify it into a more fitted tunic. According to Pantone, Teal is the color of Fall 2011. When I hear something like that, it sticks in my head, so of course, when I go thrifting, I'm thinking, "teal, teal' teal..." And I'm also thinking that if it's a "color of the season," it may not be the color of next season, or ever again in the next few years, for that matter. I love a trend as much as the next person, but I'm not always so willing to spend much on something that may be a fleeting fancy.
This shirt was a no brainer...it has nice lines, some interesting details, lovely drape, and it was big enough for me to play around with the shape. I simply took in the sides, with just a big of shaping, and took in the width of the sleeve.
So, I wore it belted for work, creating an outfit with that very current "block of color" to wear with a black ponte skirt that I made,
And as casual over-sized shirt to wear with jeans and flats for running errands after dinner!
All for about $1.50 and 30 minutes of my time!
My blog friend Elizabeth commented on my last post, mentioning me finding time for blog reading ( I think she actually missed me commenting on her blog...ahem!), and I have to confess, I am terribly behind...I will have to add Blog Reading to my list of things to do!
And my sister Karen asked about the size of the Little Red Lunch Tote...it measures 13" x 7 1/2" x 5". So make one, Karen, and go have a picnic someplace special!
Posted by Lynneb at 6:12 PM