Sunday, April 15, 2012

Summer Sewing Challenge!

Hoorah I finally sat down and made my official color palette for my spring/summer sewing. I've already made three items for this season so I had an idea in my head of where I was going, but I want to share it with you all.

My colors for the season are: Cornflower (just got a new pair of flats in the color), Coral (my Easter dress), Periwinkle (which was the color of my bridesmaid dresses about 10 years ago so I must love that color), Mint (I always love green: every season, every year), and Strawberry Red. Obviously this is a wide range but you know me I like my big colored prints for sewing so I think it will all work together beautifully.
A sneak peak of my Easter dress. Do you love
the vintage necklace and bracelet?
I've already made two tops and am planning one more (this one in blue with a peter pan collar). I have three more dresses planned (I already made and wore my Easter dress). One dress, casual in a very 1950's print for every day, to be worn with a wide red belt. A shirtwaist dress in a blue fabric (I'm sort of drafting/putting two patterns together for this one which is a big step for me) for the 4th of July. And if I have time, a silly 1940's inspired frock with dog pockets and some amusing embroidery. I'll also need a very basic skirt to match the tops and a couple pair of shorts to also match the tops.

I am very excited to get started on these projects and if I accomplish all of them I will have a very full closet and most of it will be hand made! I feel good about it since I've already started and because one of the dress patterns I've used before and is very simple. I also love having the palette because when I do shop for rtw clothes I have an idea of what will go and what I'll need so that every purchase fits with what I'm wearing. I end up with so many more options of things to mix and match!

What about you? Do you have any fun summer wardrobe shopping/sewing ahead of you? What are you looking forward to wearing as the weather gets warmer? This is going to be the summer of the dress for me, I can just feel it.


Cindy Bultema said...

It's fun to check out your blog, dear Jessie! I'm afraid I won't be sewing much this summer, but I'll check back to see what you are up to! I love your vintage necklace, and all your amazing work. Job well done!
Sweet blessings,
Cindy :)

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Love cornflower and coral together. They set each other off beautifully!

Glad you found my blog and I feel I can say it is a Prairie quilt now with confidence. It's been approved by a bona fide US citizen!! :)

Sandra x

Court said...

why only a little view of the Easter dress? I want to see the whole thing! You really have me curious! Love ya.