It has been as hectic as a Screaming Jay Hawkins song around here of late and I think I may just be back on track. Phew! This post is a tad late, sometimes life just gets in the way, you’re having such a good time that before you know it the week has flown by and you’re back to the beginning again.
So lets just imagine for a minute you and I meet up for coffee and cake in this quaint little cafe in town where they play The Dirty Three on heavy rotation, the walls are filled with books and obscure paintings we choose to sit on the bouncy vintage cinema chairs underneath the hanging porcelain tea cups next to the sun filled window, you order a flat white and I order a soy latte— you look absolutely fabulous by the way —admiring your shoes of course, you swing a compliment back my way that is filled with surprise ‘Kazz you’re wearing colour COLOUR! how did this happen? you look great!’ we have a girly giggle, sip slowly on our perfectly made coffee’s and I proceed to tell you how this all come about…
Sew Weekly’s challenge this week is to put together a palette of colours that you can sew around, in my case a Spring Palette, once I started researching I fell in love with this website then it all just kinda made sense it really is the perfect way to pre-plan your wardrobe from season to season. I think I’ll use this method in the future.
Here is my Mood Board selected from some of my favourite Pinterest pins. Pinning gets somewhat addictive don’t you think?
Now let me first tell you about these fabulous wedges that my hubby brought home for me, I know right isn’t he the most amazing man EVER!!?? He first noticed I fell in love with them when he turned around mid conversation to find my face and hands squished tight up against the glass of the shop window like a bug on a windscreen, he carefully peeled my face and hands slowly from the glass and sat me down with a glass of water and a brown paper bag instructing me to just; breathe. This colour becomes the basis of my Spring Palette which makes sense really why buy shoes that don’t suit any other part of your wardrobe? So let the sewing begin…
This is my fabric palette of choice it’s half store bought and half thrifted they are all cottons, some with a slight stretch some not. They’re lovely and Spring-like don’t you think?
I spent my Friday night cutting out these two patterns; b to the b o r i n g so I indulged in the Savage Love podcast to help entertain the process, fun. I decided to use the pants from 2315 and the blouse and skirt from 2154 both extremely easy patterns which made for a day of quick sewing amongst cleaning and kiddie party drop off’s on the Saturday. So here are the results from my efforts, please excuse my hair I am unsure whether to let it grow or chop it off, I always get to this length and get all agitated with it.
I feel a tad conservative, I’m not sure why, I guess it’s the colour and the silhouette I’ve decided on, I don’t know, it’s a new way of doing things for me, Spring has sprung and so has my wardrobe, Lucky me.
Next weeks challenge is ‘Pink’ so I’ll be sewing with my Spring Palette in mind so I can continue to wear these fabulous shoes. Did I mentioned I scuffed them? (they’re suede) I was prancing around the house in them, somewhat reminiscent of Maria from The Sound of Music, I fell back onto my bed and flung my feet up in the air to admire them, like you do. SCUFFADUCK I immediately collapsed into a yoga pose to calm myself down.
So what about you? how do you decide what you are going to wear from season to season?