Hey guys! Today is the start of the Salt&Stitch three part winter wardrobe series on choosing a winter colour palette, the best winter fabrics, and of course favourite winter sewing patterns!
First up take a look at the colours already in your wardrobe... what do you love and what would you like to add? Take a photo, or some smaller samples of any remnants you might have and put them all together to evaluate.
Mine has plenty of blues, browns, a warm fuchsia and plum, plenty of charcoal, earthy red & mustard's... and a touch of vibrant green! My wardrobe has many colours already... lots of slightly darker shades and warmer hues - and I'm going to try and tune my winter colour palette to fit in nicely with this theme. A little inspiration for my palette below...
Fashion Stores - Kilt:
FABRIC DESIGNERS + FABRIC STORES - Marimekko:
The Fabric Store:
MY COLOUR PALETTE
I've based my basic palette on more naturalistic colours, and earthy tones, with some moody blues and grays, and some more earthy, sandy tones. I have included some brighter accent colours of vibrant greens, golden sunlight, vibrant earthy brown and rusts along with deep plum and a vibrant raspberry. I love how all of these pinky/reddish hues all work together..
I think this should work in nicely with what I already have, and it should also mean that each piece should be pretty easy to mix and match together.
Who else plans their seasonal colour palettes.. I'd love to hear from you!
Next week I'll be posting about choosing winter fabrics with the advise from a few different NZ fabric suppliers, so see you then! :)