We all remember that silly ol' saying about blue and green never to be seen (together), but I love blue and green together. Particularly because teal and turquoise, both quasi sort-of versions of both the blue and the green factions, are amongst my favourite colours. I wore this outfit yesterday, on a very nice morning tea outing with my lovely sister-in-law A...
You know, when I first made this coat I was a little sad that I didn't have enough fabric to make the full length sleeve, and these half sleeves were the only option. If I had had enough fabric, the truth is that I would probably have gone for longer sleeves.... but now I have them I am actually very happy at the serendipitous misjudgement on the part of my former fabric-buying self! The reason? quite apart from that gloriously feminine and distinctive shape; grey is a fabulous colour for winter clothes; practical and "serious", neutral enough so all other colours look good against it, and unobtrusive enough that one is not going to tire of it easily... but even in the dead of winter it is nice to have a little bit of colour somewhere in the ensemble to set the mood, and this coat with its half-sleeves has turned out perfect for wearing different layers of of whatever colour is currently taking one's fancy on the arms, and ditto for my charcoal Pattern Magic gathered hole dress... that hole! who would have thought it would be such a great idea introducing a great little splash of colour into the ensemble! (should have taken a picture sans coat but didn't, meh...)
Colour is starting to occupy my thoughts more and more, and particularly the fact that one is so restricted by what is available in the fabric store. I am starting to entertain more fantasies about dyeing my own shades... and particularly in the wake of a recent success in the dyeing department, which right now as I type these very words! is drying on a clothes horse in our living room and which I am quite excited about showing here soon...!
So watch this space... and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Coat; McCalls 5525 view B, charcoal wool, details and my review of this pattern here
Dress; gathered hole dress from Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi, charcoal wool mix, details here
Navy tights, teal top, and turquoise scarf cardi; Metalicus
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough