I love a good excuse to dress up and feel fancy. Dave’s Firm Christmas Party was a great chance to whip me up something nice. I hadn’t sewn for myself since I was very pregnant (with good reason, who wants to sew “I don’t quite fit into my real clothes” clothes?) The inspiration for this dress was a simple silk French Connection shirt that I tried on over Thanksgiving. I loved the drape of the silk, the simple round neck and the cuffed sleeves. I thought it would be fun to take those elements into a dress. Then I went shopping for silk and settled on this chartreuse. It’s one of my favorite go-to colors for other things, so why not for a dress? I loved it in the store, then hated it at 2 am when I was trying on the dress as I made it (granted, with no makeup, a bun, and dark circles under my needed-to-be-sleeping eyes:) It seemed bad for my skin tone, or too much of an in-between color. I was wishing I had chosen the sharp Navy blue that I had debated… Then over the last two days the “Jungle Gold” it has grown on me again and I think I’m back to loving it. What do you think? Weird color or cool color?