Friday, September 23, 2011

My Fall Wardrobe plan (aka Colette Palette Challenge)

I promised you my Colette Fall Palette plan. Here are some fabrics I am very likely to use. There maybe some changes on the way, but only minor ones.



As I have my Chanel-inspired skirt ongoing, as well as couple of UFOs - I chose only four garments for this challenge. Ok, my color palette is different... but I just love real images as oposed to technical drawings.

SENCHA BLOUSE from Colette Patterns: I picked flower print charmeuse for the blouse.
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MACARON, also from Colette Patterns: I am using the red mohair for the skirt, with matching leather for the bodice, and wool chalis (still not sure) for the top.
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BURDA 08/2011: I love both, the skirt and the blouse, but for the challenge I am working on the skirt in medium-weight twill silk in teal.
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BURDA 08/2011: this cropped jacket will be made from the grey blue mohair to match the skirt.   
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I also crave COLETTE CLOVER PANTS after I saw this version by Sarai on her wonderful blog Coletterie. (By the way, if you don't know Coletterie, make sure you follow it - it is very inspirational and full of great sewing tips!) Back to Sarai and Clover: doesn't she look gorgeous?

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I am still waiting for Colette patterns to arrive. I ordered their Jasmine blouse as well, but the initial run of the blouse ran out of stock, and so it takes somewhat longer. I would need to order Clover pants as well, as this is something I really want to have for this fall, in teal or purple wool.

My bonus item that doesn't match with the wardrobe, but that I really wanted for the fall to wear with my jeans is this CAPE I fell in love with the moment I saw it in the same Burda 08/201.

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I chose very similar bouclé plaid from Mendel & Goldberg (I blogged about the store here). And yes, I am quilting it!

What are you sewing for the Fall, readers?

6 comments:

  1. I love it all! Where did you get the fabric for the sencha? It's gorgeous

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  2. your palette is my absolute favorite out of all i've seen, it's GORGEOUS. i kind of want to steal it.

    i'm sewing for my sis-in-law. she picked up some beautiful wool & mohair... which i'm now realizing i've never sewn with before!!! any tips, my learned friend?

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  3. HI Erika, it's printed charmeuse from Mood (NYC), and it is a panel, so I basically have a 1.5 yard square, I initially wanted to make something else with it, but I think I am better off with a blouse. It has all my favourite colors and will be super easy to combine with other garments I plan... And I need to catch up on your blog as well. This month has been crazy...

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  4. Oona, thank you for trusting me :-) I am not a big expert, but I would pay attention to the nap when laying out and cutting; and, more importantly, to pressing. You may flatten the wool/mohair if you are not careful - press from the wrong side on something fluffier than regular iron board cover. And, use a seam roll for seams. And, as always, to be on the safe side, try it all on a swatch :-)

    I am sooooo impressed by your OOna does it! Am big fan, sorry for being a reluctant commenter - time to catch up! I beg for forgiveness!

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  5. so far so wonderful! Love the fabric choices and the pattern trends!

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  6. Stunning fabric choices and I love all of the design photos.

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