Sep 27, 2014

Autmn Sewing Plans - Color Palette

My patterns are selected. Next stop: fabric shopping!

Before I go out to hit the fabric shops I like to think about my color palette.
I used to wear a lot of black, but lately I'm getting much more into wearing color. It's my goal to create a cohesive wardrobe, where everything mixes & matches and goes together easily.

I'm a firm believer that style is more important than trends, but color is one area where I'm willing to make an exception. A little accent of a trend color can elevate a whole look and make it feel more fashionable.

Pantone is a great source to get insights into color trends. Pantone publishes annual color trend reports and announces one color of the year. Pantone's color coding systems are widely used across the (graphic) design and fashion industry, so when Pantone announces a color to be trending you can be sure it will pop up everywhere.

This seasons color palette is quite diverse. I love that purples and blues are making a comeback! They are my best colors to wear. Misted Yellow and Cypress are colors I really like, but can't pull off around my face. That doesn't mean I won't be wearing them. They are great colors for a pencil skirt.

I'm not an experienced color wearer, so I would probably pick one of these colors and create a ton-sur-ton outfit, or use one of the shades as an accent color in an otherwise neutral palette. But there are more interesting ways to use these colors. To get a bit creative I turned to the interwebs and collected pictures of outfits in this seasons colors. Hope you will feel insipired!

Which colors will you be wearing this season? Let me know in the comments. 

Happy sewing! 


  1. Beautiful colors! If I could find a fabric in Sangria I would pick it up for a shirt dress immediately!

    1. Sangria is also on top of my list of fabric colors for dresses!

  2. Just found your blog and love it! Great info....

    1. Thank you so much Brenda! Great to hear that you like my posts!



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