Purple or Periwinkle
I’ve been on the lookout for the right shade of purple to go with a skirt I’ve had for some time. I found this interesting piece of embroidered linen that seemed like it would work. I call it purple, but maybe it is periwinkle… I think periwinkle has more blue in it.
Either way, it has turned out to be a good choice to go with my skirt. I picked up a yard for the tunic pattern I’ve been using this summer. I really like the simplicity of this pattern; I can complete it in an afternoon… no problem!
I found a piece of purple duppioni silk in my fabric stash to use as bias binding for the neck and armholes. It’s a good feeling to use up a scrap of something I have on hand.
It’s always fun to give a little update to something you’ve had and make it seem fresh and new again.The unstructured look with nothing-to-bind is perfect for staying cool on hot summer days. I like wearing skirts, but often don’t want to feel “dressed-up.” This look works for me, because it blends casual easy/no-care (what I jokingly refer to as rag-bag fashion) with the I-made-an-effort-today discipline that I try to adhere to.