Orange. It's one of those colors that people either seem to love or hate. I happen to love it. It reminds me of bright, sunshiny summer days.
On Saturday I spent the entire day sewing, and made two Renfrew tops and a Mission Maxi. I told you I was trying to get a lot done before my niece comes! Here is the first of the two Renfrews:
This one is in an organic cotton jersey from Fabric.com. I think it looks great with this Marimekko for Anthropologie skirt I've had for years.
This cotton is slightly heavier than the knits I've used for my two previous Renfrews, making it a tiny bit more challenging for me to sew. I had really wanted to use my new twin needle to topstitch the bindings, but the closest orange thread I found just wasn't close enough, so once again, they're plain.
Here's a little something I wanted to show you. I trace all my patterns onto a pattern-making material that is a lot like non-woven interfacing. I like it because it's sturdy, cuts easily without ripping and has a slight texture that makes it stick to the fabric so I can be more accurate in my cutting without doing a whole lot of pinning. But it's fairly thick, so I don't like to fold it up and put it back into the pattern envelope. Instead, I roll it and put it in an old toilet paper tube, and mark the pattern name and the size I made on the outside.
I've got all my patterns arranged on a bookshelf, and when I want to reuse one, I just have to unroll it and I'm ready to go!