Friday, April 13, 2012

Colette Patterns Spring/Summer 2012 Palette Challenge

Oh, I am so excited about Colette Patterns newest Palette Challenge!  I have participated before and really enjoyed the experience!  This season, I am tying in my palette and projects into the That's Sew Cinematic sew-along.  Sarai, of course, made terrific suggestions:

1. Going through my stash to create a palette and plan from things I already own.
2. Taking a look at my wardrobe and finding colours I love that are missing.

Everything in my mood board below is from my stash and that's something I'm quite happy about.  I am participating in Katie's UFO/Stash Busting Project and want to keep on track with that.

Sapphire and periwinkle are two colours I really love but are missing from my wardrobe.  I have some beautiful blue rose fabric and some blue and white striped seersucker that should help fill in these gaps.  Hot pink is one of my very favourite colours and it always makes an appearance in my sewing plans whatever the season.  I have been saving some yardage of Amy  Butler's Pink Coriander for quite a while now and I have finally found the perfect project.

My goal is to make some garments that are in line with my existing plans, as well as some pretty mix and match pieces.  I plan on sewing the following:

1.  Lady Mary's flower show dress
2.  Vera's floral dress from Colette Patterns' Oolong
3.  Blue floral blouse from Sewaholic's Pendrell
4.  Pink wrap top from Simple Modern Sewing
5.  Cream linen capris from Butterick 4552

Are you joining the challenge?  What are you planning on making?

Lady Mary Crawley's flower show dress
Colette Patterns Jasmine Blouse
Marilyn Monroe's white capris
Colette Patterns Oolong
Amy Butler's Pink Coriander fabric
Cipria Patent Leather Molly Pump
Simple Modern Sewing
Jessie Burns and Norman Maclean in a River Runs Through It
Blue floral bouquet


Annabelle said...

I love your color choices - I was hoping to incorporate a few of these into my spring and summer sewing as well. Can I ask how you created your mood board? I have tried in vain and can't seem to make it work. Do you have a program on your computer, or use something on the internet?

Foster said...

Yes, I am joining the challenge. I love your colors. I do want to know how you got your color blocks at the bottom of your mood board. What program did you use? Happy sewing.

Stephanie Lynn said...

I'm still pondering my palette for this year's challenge. I'm so afraid that I'll get too excited and go fabric shopping! I so need to go shop my stash.

Kestrel said...

Love the colours you've chosen, perfect for the season! :)

Miss Crayola Creepy said...

There are so many sewing challenges going on! I'm like you, I'm trying to make garments that will work for several :)

Charlotte said...

Such pretty colours - and it is amazing that you will do everything from your stash! i need some serious fabric shopping for my plans - oops

SarahRT said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments! :)

@Foster & Annabelle - I use Photoshop elements for my mood board, but you could just as easily use PowerPoint.

I use ColourLovers to create my colour blocks and just crop the image in Photoshop to make it fit.

Alessa said...

Lovely plans - and that pink Coriander print looks so pretty! I'm still thinking about my plans...