Spring colour palette

Have you seen the seasonal colour palette challenges that Colette Patterns do every six months? Sarai from Colette has just kicked off the 2011 Fall Palette Challenge. Yay!

Since I’m not in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve decided to take part in the challenge, but with a Southern Hemisphere twist. Yep, I’m doing it with a spring palette instead. (Very rebellious of me, no?)

This challenge has also got me jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon. And may I just say, Pinterest is awesome. And is taking up a fair amount of my time each night, as I get sucked into looking at all the pretty picture. Love it! (If you want to find me on Pinterest, here’s my profile.) I went hunting all over the place, and gathered together a group of pretty images that made me think of things I wanted to use for spring sewing inspiration. Turns out red, pink and blue feature quite heavily. I figured I’d better add something a little more neutral to tone them down (mainly because I want to make some trousers as part of this challenge, and I didn’t want any of those colours for that!) so I added a soft grey as well.

Following Sarai’s advice, I hopped on over to the Colour Lovers website and created a springtime palette. Wanna see it? Here you go:






And just for the heck of it, here it is again, with hearts:






I know pink and red together aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you know what? I like them together. Always have. Maybe I’m just a colour rebel.

I’m really looking forward to this challenge – I’m planning on incorporating it into the Sew Weekly challenges, and hopefully ending up with a group of garments that actually go together. (Gasp! Surely not!) Which is very unlike me – I usually just make things on a whim and with little thought as to how they fit within my wardrobe. Makes putting outfits together in the morning more of a challenge, that’s for sure.

I haven’t figured out how to make a cute little image from my Pinterest inspiration board, so if you want to see it, it’s over here. (And if anyone knows how to make it into a nice image, want to let me know?)

As for what I’m thinking of making for the spring palette challenge? So far, my plan is for the following:

  • A dress
  • At least one cardigan, possibly two
  • A pair of trousers
  • A skirt
  • A shirt
  • A pair of shorts
  • A tshirt
  • A singlet top

It remains to be seen how far through that list I get, but you never know! And even just a few of those in a matching colour palette will be a bonus, really. 🙂

7 responses to “Spring colour palette

  1. Ok time for a geek rant …. I can’t help myself sorry. That website is terrible in Firefox. Who creates a website these days that doesn’t style properly in Firefox and only works in IE *ange hyperventilates* 😉 Ok geek rant over 😛

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