I’ve been seeing a lot of gorgeous pastel-inspired Spring palettes out there, but you won’t see anything like that here. Spring palette, what Spring palette?
The best thing about sewing entirely in monochrome (off-white, light grey, medium grey, dark grey, black, silver, black/white patterned) is that there’s never an expiration date for this season’s “colors”. I wore black for years and years year-round before I started to sew. I was always told it was a “New York thing”, and lately I’ve been starting to embrace it again, only this time adding pale grey and off-white to the mix.
Here are my candidates for the Spring/Summer 2012 SWAP (sewing with a plan):
Dresses: 2 – Long Dress, One-Shoulder Dress
Tops: 2 – Basic Shirt, Basic Blouse
Pants: 3 – Colette Clover in grey twill (not shown, already done), Colette Clover in metallic denim, Colette Clover in black denim
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Here are larger photos of some of my favorite fabrics from this batch.
The metallic denim I found is gorgeous. It’s very very dark blue but photographs almost black and is shot through with silver.
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This was the fabric that inspired it all. I found this splotchy black/white rayon last week.
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I’ve been quietly following a lot of modern designers as well, but that’s another post for another day.
Image sources: thank you Net-a-Porter for letting me dream big (and plan even bigger.)