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Spring Palette Challenge Phase Two: Plan Your Projects

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Ok guys, we’re now starting the second week of the Spring Palette Challenge.

This week is all about planning out your projects. By the way, feel free to play fast and loose with this schedule. I know some of you have already started sewing. I just wanted to set out what I’m doing, because I think it might be helpful.

So this week:

  • Pick your patterns/designs. Or at least get an idea of which ones you’ll want to use. You may want to think about which ones will require more fitting or take more time so you can consider timing.
  • Choose fabric. Or get an idea of the sort of fabric you want, and where you’ll source it. It may be a good time to order swatches for later projects, if you’re planning to order fabric online.
  • Create sketches or project plans. For each design you want to sew, simply pair the design with the fabric or color swatches you plan to use, and add whatever notes you might find helpful. You could attach inspiration images, notions you want to include, or any other ideas along with your sketch. If you don’t like to draw, you can just include the pattern’s technical illustration.

I’ll be posting my plan soon (when I finish it!), and if you want to post yours, head over to the forum to join the fun!

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.