Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Stitching Toward September
I sewed a big scarf together to create this halter dress! I was excited to wear it today--I can't resist newly finished clothes, however makeshift--but I wanted to add some green to my outfit for the Wednesday style challenge hosted by Bon Marche Couture. Thus the handkerchief twisted around my wrist:
It's a chartreuse-leaning shade of pistachio, to be exact.
I also wore green shoes, but the grass covered them. That's okay, because my surroundings were the right color too.
I haven't decided whether to leave the fringe, trim it, or what. I made this dress to be reversible and double as a skirt, so perhaps there are too many possibilities to keep track of. Having a lot of options can be overwhelming.
A pumpkin-colored scarf dress will be perfect for late August or the first weeks of September. The color palette will fit the season better, and the fabric's loose breeziness will be a relief. (Early fall is usually the warmest time of year in the Bay Area.) I'm dreaming of a weekend trip to Humboldt County: strolling through fragrant redwood forest to picnic at a frigid-but-idyllic swimming hole, then air-drying in the hot yellow sunlight, and gathering blackberries from abundant roadside brambles on the way back to camp.