Two of my best friends have been to India this year, one of them for several months, both right around my birthday. Total no-brainer when they asked what I’d like as a present…
(How gorgeous is that shade of green?) Becks was a bit concerned about bringing back the right thing – my specifications were possibly unhelpful, as in, ’just bring anything! you know, whatever!’ But honestly, isn’t it fun when something unexpected turns up? My inspiration often comes from the fabric – I’ll work with whatever I get. There’ll always be a perfect project somewhere, even if it needs to mature in the stash cupboard for a bit.
And, as of yesterday’s post, I do have something brewing:
I can’t remember the last time I saw a pattern envelope and wanted the exact garment that was pictured… I’m not sure it’s ever happened actually – until I got a crush on this dress. I’m so keen, I had to buy the pattern off eBay as my usual haunts aren’t stocking it yet. (Aside: isn’t getting a new pattern awesome? All that papery goodness, tucked into its plump little envelope. This is a pathetically high point in my sewing process).
Sadly lacking the material to make the 1800 dress right now, I’m doing a wearable muslin in the red/gold design. And thus am stuck on the question: red?…or gold?
(No, of course I’m not drunk, what makes you think so? That’s my quizzical face!. Quizzical!)
What do you think? I’m veering towards the red…