Palette Challenge – Spring & Summer 2012
It’s that time of year again!
I’m so happy that you guys are so enthusiastic about the new patterns. This year, I’ve decided to time the Palette Challenge to coincide with the new pattern release, as many of you have requested in the past. This will make it more of a Spring AND Summer wardrobe challenge. How does that sound?
Let me back up. For those that don’t know, twice a year we host a “palette challenge.” To participate, you research and choose a color palette for creating a mini seasonal wardrobe, create a moodboard, and then spend about 8 weeks sewing as many garments as you’d like from that palette. It’s very fun and loose, but a great way to get inspired, motivated, and thinking critically about what you want to make.
After asking for opinions on our facebook page), I decided to start the challenge a little later this year and make it a combined Spring/Summer challenge. I thought that way it would be in sync with the new patterns, and we could stretch it out a little more for some summer sewing.
If you join up with us, this next week will be dedicated to creating our palettes for the Spring and Summer. The following week, we’ll start sewing. Here are a few things you can do to create your own palette:
- Go through your fabric stash and create a palette from fabrics you already own. I plan to cut swatches and play with them along with some sketches.
- Look at the clothes you own and see if there are any colors you love that are missing. Or perhaps colors you simply love to wear and want more of?
- Get inspired by Spring trends by looking at runway fashion on sites like style.com.
Take a look at sites like Pinterest for inspiration (feel free to follow me too if you want!)
- Take a look at other people’s palettes from previous challenges we’ve done, either on our blog or in the forum.
Once you’ve got yours, feel free to post in the forum or on your own blog!
Anyone have any ideas already? I’ve been buying up lots of blue, white, and tan fabrics, so I think I know where I’m going. I’m off to play around with my moodboard, and Caitlin and I will both share ours over the next couple days.