Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Color Red

I will admit it - I am not a huge fan of the holidays. 

I generally only go shopping for food and fabric (the basic necessities of life), but even so, during the holiday months there always seem to be hoards of grabby people everywhere.  Yuck!

But I am not a complete Grinch, and can admit that there are redeeming qualities about the season.  The pretty twinkling lights on trees along the avenue, for instance.  And I do love walking down the hallways and passing a fresh wreath.  The smell of evergreen branches is delicious.

And, of course, any excuse to dress up is excellent.  Time for a new holiday dress!   

And then there is the color red.  Over the years I have realized that I really like the color.

My favorites tend to be of the blue-toned varieties like merlot or burgundy or claret (anyone thirsty?).  But a bright and fiery red-orange can certainly elevate a simple frock.

And then there is red velvet.  It always makes me think of Scarlet O’Hara and that infamous dress.

There is definitely something festive about velvet.  Next project, here I come.

Now I just need these shoes to complete the outfit.

[Images:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]


  1. Red is my favorite color and I tend to wear reds, wines and purples. Love the photos!

  2. Burgundy is, without a doubt, my second favourite colour of all time, and whether for my wardrobe or home decor, I forever find myself pulled toward the allure, romance, and beauty of it and all the shades that surround it on the red spectrum.

    Happiest holiday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  3. Hi, I read your blog since a year, but I don't speak well english (I'm french). But I looooove your blog. And red ! I love your work !
    The red velvet dress is gorgeous !
    Excuse me for my bad language !

  4. I am also fond of blue-toned reds. I look forward to seeing you in red velvet!

  5. This is a beautifully inspiring post! Can't wait to see your rich reds!

  6. I'm a big fan of holidays season, that brings some joy to our sad cold and often rainy winter!!!!
    I love red, my favorite color, I have dreamt for a red velvet vintage full 50's dress for many years but never managed to find one at my size...

  7. This post makes me want to make something red!!

  8. VaVaVoom!! Beautiful and stunning on you!! Hope you can make several coctail circuits in that hot number!! Thanks for all you've shared in 2012 and Best Wishes for continued mind-blowing sewing in 2013!