Pantone Color of 2015 – Wild Speculation

Well summer got completely away from me blogging-wise. I sewed quite a bit actually, but didn’t document a single thing here! I’m even making progress on finishing up the styling of my sewing room. Need to put up the wallpaper, contact paper the shelves, and finish painting 1/2 the trim and then put all the stuff back in! So…progress!

Anyway, since NY Fashion Week is over we’ve been graced with the Pantone Spring 2015 color palette!
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I’ll reserve comment on how similar it looks to Spring 2014…

So anyway, this means that the Color of The Year is hidden in there somewhere. Here are the past 15 years’ worth…
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(Yes, apparently they’ve been doing this that long.)

I have a feeling it’s either Classic Blue or Marsala. Both of those are in both the Women’s and Men’s palettes (along with Toasted Almond and Glacier Grey which I’m sure they consider too boring to be CotY.) We won’t know until December, but care to make a guess?

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Random Sewing: The “Sew Dolly Clackett” Dress

It’s Some Dock Supervisor Down at Pier 34…He Says the Titanic Just Arrived. …Well, Better Late Than Never.
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Fabric: Boats and waves cotton by Lisette, for Jo-Anns $14
Pattern: Dirndl from Built by Wendy
Year: 2010
Notions: 16″ zipper $1
Time to complete: Less than 6 hours!
First worn: For pictures
Wear again? With some adjustments
Total price: ~$15
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2014 Sewing Plan: The “I’m Really Busy With Life” Dress and Skirt

Hellooooo lovely people who follow me. It’s been an age, hasn’t it? Life gets in the way.

I have been sewing, just haven’t had the time/light/weather to do nice photoshoots. So…deal with it?

Dress:
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2211ExtraLarge2014 Sewing Plan: Project 2
Fabric:
Teal cotton sateen from Mood $10, and left over navy cotton sateen $0
Pattern: Simplicity 2211
Year: 2011
Notions: Scraps of bias to hem the sleeves
Time to complete: Probably 9 hours
First worn: For a work event last week
Wear again? Hells yes!
Total price: ~$10
The pockets are navy like the sleeves. I’m in lurve with this dress.

Skirt:
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2014 Sewing Plan: Project 3
Fabric:
Cotton Wills & Kate print from Goldhawk Rd £3 ($5), left over lining $0
Pattern: Self-drafted, inspired by a skirt from ModCloth
Notions: Invisible zip $1
Time to complete: Probably 8 hours
First worn: Not yet
Wear again? Yes indeed
Total price: ~$6
It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize what the “WC” stood for on this print. Also took an embarrassingly long time to figure out the math for the pleats. I was trying to work backward from having the amount of fabric and the size it had to become. I never did get it right so they’re not even. Oh well.
Here’s a closer pic of the print.
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2014 Sewing Plan: The “Candy Striper” Dress

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2211ExtraLarge2014 Sewing Plan: Project 1
Fabric:
Coral striped jersey knit from Michael Levine’s Loft $2.50
Pattern: Simplicity 2211 (with plenty of modifications)
Year: 2011
Notions: Scraps of bias to reinforce shoulders
Time to complete: Probably 6 hours
First worn: For pictures
Wear again? Likely
Total price: ~$2.50
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I Made A Thing

Long story, but I have an iPad mini that I’m finally using and it needed a temporary sleeve for protection until I get a permanent case. I whipped this one up last night.20140113_103632(0) Continue reading

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2014 Sewing Plan

Here are a few things I’d like to get done sewing-wise this year. Perhaps not that exciting, but I thought I’d put it out there anyway. My sewing mojo has been nonexistent for a little while. Lots of house stuff to do and general low motivation. Oh adulthood.

Patterns I Want to Get Through:
WashiDress Papercut Watson espresso leggings Sewaholic Thurlow
I’d also like to make more versions of these two dresses:
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Fabric I Want to Use:
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I’ve made a mental commitment to not purchase more fabric. I do need some knit to make the leggings above though, and I do have some Jo-anns gift cards from Christmas so we’ll see.

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And The Winners Are…

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SeamstressErin and Irene! (Yes, I used Harry Potter paper for the slips)
Congratulations, you two. Please check your inbox for an email from me. Thank you to everyone who entered! We’re all snowed in here, so I may get some sewing done!

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