When I buy fabric, I usually buy coordinating pieces so I can make an "outfit" rather than "separates" that don't go with anything else in my closet. The only way I can be sure a garment has a mate is to buy coordinating fabric and make both pieces at the same time. If an "old maid" slips in, I'm not satisfied until it has a mate. I'm the Dolly Levi of my wardrobe.
I followed my modus operandi when I bought this linen. I bought a plaid to make a blouse to be worn with this linen, but I kept changing my mind about the pattern. I was paralyzed by indecision. Then, I had an epiphany! I realized the pattern choices were not the problem, but the "marriage" of the linen and the plaid. I just didn't like the way they looked together. (That's been happening alot lately.) I checked my closet and found both pants that matched the plaid and a t-shirt that matched the linen. Granting a fabric divorce and knowing the garments made from these fabrics would not end up old maids liberated me. I finally felt confident and ready to use the fabric!
I'm excited about this project because it presents an opportunity for embellishment of which I hope to take advantage. BWOF suggests cutting the pocket band from embroidered linen or, embroider the band myself using the motif included. I have neither embroidered linen nor the equipment (or desire) to embroider myself, but I do want to embellish the pocket band in some way. I've got a few ideas simmering in my brain and, with the impasse is behind me, I'm eager to get started.