New Year, New Projects, and New Colors!

Over the past 3 years I have learned a lot. Most importantly, I have learned that just knowing how to sew is not enough to achieve the look I want.

Fashion Trends + Amazing Fit + Smart Choices = Fabulous

With the Silhouette Project, I have been playing with a ton of shapes, colors, and most importantly fit. Now, I want to start bringing things together. Sadly, I wasn’t completely happy with my CAT wardrobe because I was rushing for the pattern review competition which led to poor fit, fabric snafus and rushed finishing. This time I want to do it correctly so that all the pieces are keepers! I’ve been toying with this for the past two months. color palette inspirationLately, I’ve been having a love affair with Navy. I’ve been wearing navy pieces lately, and I have received many compliments even from my high school students! Working with navy, I found these inspiration ideas with gold/yellow and coral/salmon. During the various holiday sales, I not only picked up great quality fabrics, I scored a few key accessories in these colors. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Here’s my perfect princess dress (almost done!) with my coral fabric: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Left with lace is the cotton stretch poplin I purchased for the Lace Waist Dress, which was a bust, so I’m still pondering a pattern. Top is a silk/rayon jersey that I’m thinking would make my Simplicity 2766 blouse. Right is a 3 yd. mystery fiber jersey that came in my fabricmart bundle (happy surprise!). I’m torn between making either a Style Arc Laura Cardigan or a maxi skirt with it. I know a cardigan would layer with the sheath dress perfectly, but look at this maxi: coral-maxi-skirt-skirt-black-floral-print-top-black-heels Anyway, this post is getting long, but I wanted to share my progress and ask coral maxi or coral Laura cardigan?

No make-up middle of the night photo shoot for color check. =) This is when mom has time to herself!
No make-up middle of the night photo shoot for color check. =) This is when mom has time to herself!