Monday, March 12, 2012

Already Pretty - How to Balance a Long Torso

I emailed Sally McGraw of Already Pretty a while ago about my long-torso, short-legged body type and she posted my dilema and her recommendations on her style blog.  Go check it out!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring 2012 Palette

If I had a spring palette - or should I say if I had the luxury of sewing or buying a new wardrobe each season (who does this?) - my Spring 2012 color palette might look something like this:

According to Pantone, the hot Spring 2012 colors looks like this:

I'm close.

I'm so torn because by the time I get back into the sewing groove, spring will be over and I'll be behind everyone else.  I guess that means I have to move on to Summer.  So I think my summer wardrobe sewing challenge will include:
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 summer tops
  • 1 summer dress
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 lightweight blazer type jacket
I think that is pushing it a little but I need a goal.  Now the questions is how am I going to do this at the same time as the The Sew Weekly challenges?  I'll have to fudge and combine efforts I guess.  The next step is looking for some patterns and fabric.  I'll look through the stash and let you know what I come up with.