Saturday, February 03, 2007

New Choir Colors

Last night, I was all ready to post a rant today about Yahoo photos and their so-called 'Smart' albums...that are virtually useless to me, as I discovered the hard way that they cannot be made public (posted the link in a review and then had folks report that they couldn't see the photos. I *Hate* that!). So I made a 'Stupid' album that could be made public and all is well...

But I got an email last night that kind of soothed the ranting spirit. The ladies will be wearing hot pink/fuschia in choir next month!!! I will get to sew some of the fabric that has been languishing in the stash, to wit:


The lighter pink is a silk/linen/rayon blend from Emma One Sock; it'll be a jacket of some sort. The other two pieces are from...guess where...Fashion Fabrics Club and will be shirts. The linen is really a hanky weight; I'm thinking The Sewing Workshop's Chopin Blouse; it has a double layer on both the front and back above the waist and should be a good candidate for a semi sheer linen. I made the blouse from a heavier linen a few years ago...it needs a little tweaking; I made a straight Medium, which is really a little big in the shoulders, but it would work. Or perhaps Hot Patterns' Purity Blouse, which is self-lined. The silk jacquard was actually purchased...10 years ago?...for an OOP Kwik Sew pattern; I might use that or I might change my mind; who knows.

I have two weeks to make up my mind, and two weeks to get something made.

May's color for ladies, however is orange.

I am slightly less pumped about that. 'Orange Fabric' is now on my Expo Shopping list...

Oh, BTW, I posted about my stash organization almost a year ago...it's here, if you're curious about how I store and keep track of the swatches.

3 comments:

  1. Neat! When I sang in a ladies ensemble in Cali, we coordinated colors, but never in choirs.

    I love orange, but obviously that's not making you as happy as the fuchsia. Do you have a choice of the orange - like peach, or terracotta or tangerine - or do you have to stay within a certain range of orange?

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  2. No, orange is not generally a terribly flattering color for me; or, maybe I should say that there are only a very few shades (like, one or two) of orange that don't make me look like I'm jaundiced... ;). Normally, we're given some color chips or something to go by; I'm assuming this will be a soft, sherbety orange, so we don't look like Halloween pumpkins ;)

    I can wear those blue pinks (like fuschia) much easier!

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  3. Maybe something in peach would work? Or if something darker is in order, then salmon? It has pinky undertones that might be more flattering than true orange.

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