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Sarai’s Spring Palette

Here’s my Spring palette. To come up with these, I thought about my favorite colors (I love what I think of as ice cream colors), the things I really wear, and what will go with the rest of my wardrobe. I’ve long wanted more white in my wardrobe for the warm weather months, so this is my chance to add some of that in. I already have plenty of black, but the little touches of black makes it a bit more graphic. Coral pink is my favorite color, and I can never get enough. And yellow is fun to match with other colors, and so pretty and cheerful.

So here is my challenge:
Name: Sarai
Palette: Coral pink, lemon yellow, ivory, and black
Number of garments to sew: 4 (I’m aiming high!)

For those of you joining in, head over to the challenge forum and post yours! You can make an inspiration board like this, just post your colors, or anything else that defines the challenge for you. Remember to please post your image sources whenever possible.

images above:
coral dress, from simplicityisbliss on etsy
scalloped lace detail from Luisa Beccaria
long ivory dress by Sonia Rykiel, net-a-porter
yellow striped dress by Lela Rose on net-a-porter
cream tiered scarf-neck dress by Moschino on net-a-porter
striped ruffled dress by kate spade
yellow ruffle-neck dress by Luisa Beccaria
white ruffle tiered dress by J.Crew
polka dot bow dress by Sonia Rykiel on net-a-porter
bold yellow striped dress by Kate Spade

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.



January 22, 2011 #

Coral is up high on my wish list this year. Love the combo with lemon and black though…hmm….


January 23, 2011 #

these colors sound lovely, and i also like the photos you collected! actually, this color combo reminds me of the interior of a flat i saw in a magazine some days ago. i could send you some photos if you like.


January 25, 2011 #

You’re a girl after my own heart! I love your colour picks. I have already cut out a black and white blouse for myself and am about to cut into some bright yellow double knit for a spring jacket. I do hope you will post pics of your spring wardrobe.