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Spring Palette Challenge Week Six!

Wow, we’re heading into week six of the Spring Palette Challenge. I have to admit, I haven’t done much sewing this week. I’ve had some major things going on… good things! Kenn and I are in the process of buying our first home! We’ve had a lot of bad luck in searching for a house, but it looks like we have finally found a perfect little cottage just half a mile from the studio. We bought the flowers above to help us celebrate. Some day I plan to grow these in our own garden, hydrangea and ranunculus.

But back to sewing! Here’s the fabric and trim for my next dress. The fabric is a butter yellow silk-linen blend. I know it will wrinkle a lot, but I don’t really care because I love linen in warm months. The daisy trim is vintage and I have a lot of it!

As always, you can post about your own progress in the forum!

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.



February 25, 2011 #

The silk-linen blend surely will not wrinkle nearly as much as pure linen would have done. The colours will be lovely together.
I hope everything now goes smoothly with the purchase of your cottage. How nice to find something so close to your studio too. The plans for the garden sound good too.


February 25, 2011 #

I like your optimism, Mandy. I hope you’re right about the fabric!


February 25, 2011 #

Congratulations on your new house! How exciting! :) I have finished one item for the challenge and I’ve taken a slight detour to finish a few things for Me Made March. Then it’s back to sewing pretty dresses! :)


February 25, 2011 #

Those flowers are just beautiful! I hope all goes well with the house purchase. Love the daisy trim too!

Vanessa B

February 25, 2011 #

I’m excited for you and your new little house! I think the colors in the flowers would be a good palette. :-) I’m feeling a little left out since I didn’t do the challenge. I am working on my house and choosing paint colors etc. instead, which is totally fun, so that’s why I didn’t feel I’d have time to really do it. I hope you will do a fall challenge since I hope to be finished with the house by then and would love to be a part of such a fun and inspiring event.


February 25, 2011 #

I’d definitely like to do another one for the Fall! I think it would be really fun. Plus, I already know what colors I’d do, I think.


February 27, 2011 #

Good luck with the new house!

That fabric looks really pretty with the trim – can’t wait to see the finished item.


February 27, 2011 #

Congratulations on your new house! Buying a house can be stressful, but its worth it in the end.