The first is a deep, rich lightweight teal wool purchased at Mood 2 falls ago.
I might use this to make an altered version of The Perfect Dress pattern (McCall's 5753, now sadly OOP), changing the skirt from a pencil to a flare, like this Elie Saab dress. But in teal.
Elie Saab, Fall 2011 RTW, from style.com
My second teal textile is a thick Vera Wang boucle, purchased from fabric.com during its $1.95/yard sale last year.
I would like to make a collarless winter topcoat with this fabric, like the original Vera Wang coat this fabric was used for. For this project I might use Burda 9-2011-103, from the new September issue, sans the tri-tier collar:
Could we make teal the new black? Really, what color won't teal work with? It would happily marry brown, maroon, lavender, navy, mustard. As proof I present to you this Lela Rose multi-color jacket/blouse/skirt combination, and rest my case:
Lela Rose, Fall 2011 RTW, from style.com
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Will you be at the New York City Shopping Day (via Pattern Review) this Saturday? I am going to be a naughty bird and attend, despite having taken the train into the city for MPB Day two weekends ago, and despite having a bajillion things to do around the new house. Both Metro Textiles and Elliot Berman, normally closed on the weekends, are opening especially for the group, and I just can't resist!