I love the word aubergine. The vegetable, not so much.
For our office Christmas party last December, I asked for â€œassorted threadsâ€ or â€œassorted buttonsâ€ from my Secret Santa. I was given all sorts of sewing goodies, including about a dozen of mint green pearl buttons. I did not know what to do with them. I thought to myself, â€œThese would join the ranks of those trinkets Iâ€™ve kept but never use.â€
On New Yearâ€™s Day, I stared at my fabric pile for a long period of time (I do this a lot) and decided to sew a kimono blouse. I chose an aubergine Lecien fabric with flower prints.
The fabric had vine-like border prints and I thought they would be perfect for the neckline and hem of the sleeves.
Initially, I planned on using zipper to keep the back part of the blouse closed. But I miscalculated and ended up with a piece of clothing that I could not get into. Channeling my inner contortionist, I was able to wear the blouse. Once. I have no idea how I got out of it. Thankfully, I remembered the stash I got last Christmas. The buttons were perfect.