If you’ve been keeping track, you will remember that I was planning to go fabric shopping on Sunday. Well I did go shopping. Boy, did I.
For this challenge I really want to improve my sewing skilz, especially for wardrobe basics. I know what I like, and I want to be able to have some essential patterns that I can rely on to make my wardrobe staples. So half of the clothes that I am making for the Spring Palette Challenge will be wardrobe basics. But I want to have some fun too, so I am also planning a couple of funky, bold pieces too.
This will be a skirt. A basic, not-quite-knee-length grey skirt. I have a black skirt that I wear all the time, so I know I would get a lot of mileage out of another skirt. But I didn’t want another black one. It’s going to be spring! I could honestly wear this with almost every shirt I own. I am excited to get this one all done because I will be able to start wearing it right away.
I am a very tactile person. I love to touch fabric. I can’t wait until you can touch things online. Because you people would love this. It’s silk knit, and it feels AMAZING. AMAZING. I plan on constructing tank tops out of this. Since these will be close to my skin (and I wear tank tops all the time underneath my shirts), I wanted something soft. This was love at first touch. AMAZING. It was a little pricey, but since the fabric is for tank tops, I didn’t need a lot. I am so happy I bought this fabric.
Last, but certainly not least, is this beautiful Japan-esque print. I have been drooling over similar fabrics at the quilting store, but I didn’t have a proper pattern that was worthy of such a fabric. On Sunday, the stars aligned, and I bought this fabric to make into a tunic top.
The pink fabric will be the waistband, and the green fabric will be the trim. I am thrilled to start this project, but I want to give myself plenty of time to focus on it and give it proper attention. Maybe a nice, snowy Saturday…
You will notice that my colors didn’t quite go as planned. Here’s the palette I had put together:
I usually wear a lot of purple. For Winter, I have been wearing the Eggplant color a lot. For Spring, I was intending to shift that to Lavender. The Fabric Gods had a different idea. The pinker fabrics were what I found, and I am ok with that. There is some purple in the Japan-esque fabric, and the pink and green tank tops will layer nicely with the purple shirts I already have. So it all worked out in the end.
On Friday, I will share with you the last fabric that I bought. I can’t wait for you to see it!
What do you think? Is anyone else doing this Challenge? How’s it going so far?
Are you ready for Spring yet? Because I certainly am!