SpringSewingColorSeries | Let’s Take A Break!

What does Let’s take a break” mean? And how can it be expressed in the clothing we wear? Clearly this isn’t as easy as I thought. As I look at each color in this palette, I kept drawing a blank. Nothing was coming to mind.

I know these are fantastic colors, but how can I marry these into pieces that are lazy, carefree and beautiful. That’s when I decided a Cruise would be the inspiration. I’ve never been on a cruise, and I wouldn’t mind going on one (although I’m scared of being out in the open sea). So if I had to go on a cruise in a few weeks, this is how I’d work with these colors.

Emperador – As the title states, this is a rich chocolate, it has that heavy structured feel. Confidence is my name as I step aboard the ship with shorts or trousers in this color. Although it commands respect as trousers, Emperador can deal a killer blow in a halter dress and espadrilles. I am thinking more along the lines of a structured halter shirt dress, with breast pockets and slight neck scarf. Yes! I did go there, neck scarf. Those tiny beauties add something more to an outfit in my opinion.

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Almost Mauve total shock me, I had to take another look as I thought it was khaki. It leaves a subtle safari impression on you. I can see this as an updated version to the traditional camp shirt. If you don’t know what a camp shirt is, here is my almost simple explanation.  A camp shirt is also known as a cabin shirt. It typically features a loose, straight cut, with shirtsleeves, pockets & button front. It can also be a blouse with a placket front opening, featuring the camp collar. The camp collar is a one-piece collar, it has no collar band. To add a modern touch, I would make the pattern (a shirt pattern already owned) a slim-fit to accentuating the waistline. Since camp shirt are normally made with woven fabric, I would try an athleisure approach and use performance fabric with 86% polyester/14% spandex fiber content. This will allow ease of movement and great shape recovery.

Another great option for Almost Mauve would be ruffled tops & dresses. Light pieces that you can stroll on the deck or lounge near the pool, as well as hitting the streets during the shore excursions.

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Spring Crocus would definitely be the color for dinning or an evening out. I know they have concerts and other entertainment on cruises. This would be a great opportunity to dress up and be so fancy. Here I’m feeling lots of details and textures. This color is so vivacious, that you really can’t play it down. You can if you want too, but intricacies are written all over Spring Crocus.

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The name says it all Lime Punch, and it will knock you out. Sunglasses are a must with this color. Some people can carry this 100% in style; I know I’m not such I’m that candidate. If I had too, this would be paired with other colors from the palette. Emperador & Spring Crocus would help to balance the shock of Lime Punch. Personally, I would love to see Lime Punch in a mix-print. Then I could totally own it. As it stands (solid), I may have to bow out. I’m not opposed to it in small doses; let’s say shorts or a color blocked dress. I just can’t do the solid Lime Punch. If I want too incorporate this into my wardrobe, these would be the building blocks.

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  1. April 27, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Great fabric options and pattern choices! I can’t wait to see what you actually create!

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