Just popping in to say that I am pretty busy socially these days and haven’t sat in front of my machines since making my skirt last weekend. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about sewing or buying fabric on-line though. Because as you all know: if you can’t sew, buy fabric to scratch the sewing itch. Right? 😉
Last week I posted on Facebook how I have searched the interwebs high and low for either a cotton twill or cotton sateen in kelly green. Besides purple, it’s my favorite color to wear. It looks fantastic with my skin tones. But you wouldn’t know I like to wear that color because I don’t have anything kelly green in my wardrobe. Why you ask? Well, the fashion gods don’t seem to deem it a wearable or fashionable color all too often. I have never found a piece of kelly green RTW clothing once. And I’ve been looking since the 1980’s. That’s a long time my friends. Well, now that I sew and can sew whatever I want, I got it into my head that I want, nay need, a kelly green skirt for the summer. But not one online fabric store had exactly what I wanted. If it was kelly green, it wasn’t bottom weight. If it was a twill or sateen, it wasn’t the right green. I had just about given up my quest when I posted on Facebook how futile my search had been.
And that’s when the magic happened. One of my sewing friends, Martha, posted a link to Apple Annie Fabrics, an online and brick and mortar store in Massachusetts of which I was completely unaware. I’m doomed; I keep finding more fabric stores. And then that’s when I saw it, the holy grail…
A kelly green cotton sateen with 3% lycra. Can it get anymore perfect than that????
Oh and Claudine offered to dye with me too! We are planning to get together next month and our kids will tie-dye. It’s gonna be epic! I love my sewing friends. What a great and helpful bunch, all of them.
But back to the topic of the color green, can anyone tell me why kelly green or most any kind of green except for pea green is not a popular color for the fashion industry? Why???? A kelly green loving girl wants to know. Is there some stigma about green of which I am unaware? Is it an unlucky color? I just don’t get it. It’s so pretty.
Do you have a favorite color that you don’t wear? If so, why?