Friday, April 23, 2010

Slant Rhyme, Slant Color



XVII.
I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.

-Emily Dickinson

Do you know slant rhymes, the almost-rhyme, in poetry? Unlike bat/cat, these rhymes are inexact, a suggestion of rhyme. I've realized I like my colors to be slant too - I play with them until my eye is pleased.

Recently when I was buying thread, the saleslady advised me to take it outside to get "an exact match" and I grinned, remembered my childhood and the exhausting tramp over the mall to match a top to a skirt that wasn't bought together, and bought the thread I liked without any project or material in mind at all. My mother and sister sometimes tease me on my odd color combinations, but I don't pay attention anymore. I know what I like.



I like this nightie! See how both fabrics have white to keep them airy? The green leaves of the cherries do not "match" the aqua stripes, but I love them side by side.



Unlike the pink polka dots, this one was easy to understand and well constructed (the neck and armholes are finished with bias tape - how tidy!).





Genevieve loves it and posed willingly. It appears that the nightie is big enough to serve two summers, which is an unexpected bonus. Pin It

5 comments:

Meghan said...

Those fluttery "sleeves" are very cute.

Adele said...

That is lovely! I am hoping to make something similar for my girl this summer... and I wouldn't mind one like it myself. ;-)

Jennifer Jo said...

The nightie looks like a breeze. Literally.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Oh, it is delicious! I like to say that two colors or patterns don't have to match in order to go well together. Case in point... the newest nightie!

Beth said...

I like that you are confident in your choices and what a blessing to be such a skilled seamstress. It is an airy, happy gown!

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