Friday, March 25, 2011

After the Fashion Show - A Few Things For Me

I'm get ready to make some for me. Fabric and patterns are selected and organized. I really like the color trend for this spring. My new wardrobe will include blue, fuscia, putty, charcoal, lime green, and red for starters. Here are a few things I plan to sew:



This beautiful marine blue silk (New Rainbow Fabrics) was selected for view B of Simplicity 2338.

Fuscia is very popular this year and one of my favorite colors. So I making Simplicity 2337 out of this nice lightweight wool (New Rainbow Fabrics).


I wanted something mint green, but only found some lime green fabric that I liked. Both fabrics are cotton/linen blends from JoAnn's Home Dec department. I've already preshrunk them. They have a soft hand, really nice fabric. I'm making the dress and jacket of Butterick 5471.

Using the same Butterick pattern, I plan to make three pairs of slacks and one jacket from the fabric below (Vogue Fabrics, poly/wool blend). The color may not display well. All are pinstriped: putty and cream, heather grey and grey, and charcoal and tan.

This bright red wool comes from New Rainbow Fabrics on Roosevelt. I'm making the dress from Vogue 1100.

I have several more things on the list for spring and summer. I don't know how much I will finish, but this is the start of my spring/summer wardrobe.

Happy Sewing!

C

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Great line up of projects. The blue silk is gorgeous.

Summerset said...

Oh, I can definitely see you wearing these things. That first blue one and the fuchsia are my favorites.

alethia said...

Love the colors, especially fuchsia and the lime green.

Irene said...

Such a lovely line-up of projects! I agree with the others - the blue silk is gorgeous.

MissMasala5 said...

Lovely choices! I can't wait to see the dresses. All of the fabrics are just beautiful.

Rose said...

What great fabrics and patterns!

Linda T said...

All beautiful fabrics, but are you sure you want the blue silk??? you can send it to me if you change your mind. I.LOVE.THAT.COLOR!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You've got some really great projects lined up here! They will be awesome additions to your wardrobe.

Audrey said...

Does New Rainbow Fabrics have a web site? Like I need another source of fabric but I love the fabrics you bought there. Butterick 5471 is in my summer sewing pile too, so I wll me very interested to hear about your experiance sewing that pattern.

Cennetta said...

Thanks everyone. I in the process of altering patterns so I can start cutting fabric.

Audrey,
The New Rainbow Fabrics does have a website. See this post on my blog: http://themahoganystylist.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-rainbow-store-on-roosevelt-road.html.

Thanks again,
Cennetta

DeniseAngela said...

Love the patterns & colours you chose & I cant wait to see your projects!!

Mocha Scrapper said...

They all look great! I look forward to seeing your finished postings.

Myra said...

Great picks!!! I love the colors in your fabric selections, they're all beautiful and I can't wait to see the completed projects! That blue is GORGEOUS!!!

Rosy said...

Ohhh! I love the draft green dress and jacket, all projects are beautiful, but I loved it.

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