|She knows her fabrics|
While I'm obviously not pulling off the dress to the lower left, something on that general theme is more or less what I have in mind.
|don't remember where I got this image from...|
The actual reason I went to the fabric store was for some thread and a couple of knits. I wanted dance shorts (black knit not shown -- not too exciting really) and to copy the red shirt in the picture. I think the lines will work well with the purple-plaid-pencil, but the color just isn't the thing. (Conversely, I have a number of shirts that are the right color, but the styles are all wrong.) What I particularly like about this top is its lack of bindings -- rather than put in a proper neckline the designer doubled over the fabric, taking all raw edges down to the waist line. Only the outer layer is properly finished, allowing the inner to lie flat against the body -- so not only is the entire effect very smooth and clean and leave that much less space for me to screw it up, but its extra warm too!
Huzzah Huzzah Huzzah!
|the purple will become the red, and go with the plaid! (or I suppose, more properly, tartan)|