Woohoo! I’m going to do a sewing challenge! Apparently, twice a year, Colette Patterns hosts seasonal wardrobe “palette” challenges. For this one, the idea is to pick a color palette for Spring and Summer, make a “mood board” (with examples of your colors, fabric, inspiration, etc.) and then make as many garments as you can, in 8 weeks.
Here is my mood board (I totally had fun making this by the way):
I already had the first two fabrics and had been eyeballing the third.
The first fabric swatch, going from left to right, is a vintage fabric that I bought from Etsy. The listing was for a 60s style back satiny fabric, possibly a polyester nylon blend. I am just learning about fabrics, but it really is silky and smooth to the touch, so maybe it is a silk polyester? Whatever it is, I think it will make a great Violet blouse.
The second fabric (the yellow and red peacock looking print) is from Joann Fabrics and is rayon challis. I have discovered that I love rayon. I was already planning on making the Colette Truffle dresst next (it is the third project in the Colette Sewing Handbook), so this will be the first garment I make for this challenge.
The accessories in my mood board are mostly from Forever 21. The pink shoes are from ModCloth and the other two shoes are Miz Mooz. I love Miz Mooz shoes. The red and brown sandal is already on it’s way to my house!
It took me a week to make my Meringue skirt and about three weeks to make my Pastille dress, so I think I can make three garments in eight weeks. I hope I am not getting in over my head. If I pull this off, in just eight weeks, I will have three new handmade garments for my Spring/Summer wardrobe!