Monday, November 07, 2016
Choir Wardrobe 11 06 16
I literally put this on as kind of a ketchup-and-mustard joke. Or a Ringling Brothers reference...red shoes and all.
But...to my utter astonishment, this got more compliments than anything I've worn for a long time... Maybe it was just an 'Omigosh what IS THAT' reaction.
The bottom layer is the red SHE dress I bought at the women's conference this year ; there was one other lady in the choir who wore one so it was probably good that I camouflaged mine somewhat. Over it is the not-quite-brown-enough-for-spicy-mustard icky knit Vogue 9057 tankie top that I am not overly fond of and my much-worn Burda Style vest that I don't even need to link anymore because you see it almost every week.
On the bottom, modified La Fred Daphne pants in a stretch cotton twill. And yes, it was a pain to have to hike up the dress/tunic to get into the pockets, but whacha gonna do?
It was goofy and whimsical and kinda hokey, but it was what I had at the moment. November is typically burgundy, and there were some folks in something very close to burgundy, but all my burgundy is too dark/purple-y to work for garnet red.
I do have a piece of rather stout doubleknit that I overdyed some time ago from an orangey-red to something near cranberry that I think can pass for garnet red but it is, of course, laid out on the cutting table whilst I try and figure out the best plan for it. And I've ordered some doubleknit from fabric dot com in a brownish mustard color for a pair of Helix pants...so I can put the yellow as far away from my face as possible.
In other news, the 2017 Stitcher's Guild SWAP Rules have now been posted. Lots and lots of flexibility this year...so long as you don't use more than 8 distinct patterns. The Last Minute SWAP wardrobe I did this spring was one pattern over the limit, but otherwise it would have met the requirements. I really would like to participate this year; we'll see how the schedule looks once we get past the Really Big Conference in January and I have some breathing room.
And, while everyone has probably already seen the post in which I offered up what I thought would be a desirable Adri pattern for a giveaway, just in case you haven't and you are one of the apparently few folks who didn't stash that pattern already, leave a comment for me there and I'll put your name in the hat!