I am a colourlover

During summer and early autumn different bloggers have been talking about color and palettes and which colors that looks most flattering on them. Tonight, I was sketching on some ideas for my autumn/winter sewing, and when I finished the drawing, I saw to my surprise that it mainly consisted of five colors. Black, navy, red, gray and white.

Color by COLOURlovers

The fact that it was these specific colors didn’t surprise me – I have many items of those colors in my closet. It was the colors that I hadn’t included that I started to think about.

Color by COLOURlovers

For the last five years, or so, my wardrobe have consisted of both the navy-red-black-white-gray combination AND a dusty-pink-grayish-green-brown-violet line.

Spring dresses day four My 60s dress

Now, when I was planning for this autumn it occurred to me that I was actually thinking of coordination. Do this jacket go with more than one other item on the list? Can I wear this pants with some of the other pieces?

For many of you this may seem like the only logical way to think, but for me, this is a brand new way of thinking. In the past  I have been making stuff using the ooo-that´s-sooo-pretty!- method. Although admittedly fun, it´s not very effective.

I have never thought about my wardrobe as one matching unity before. Maybe that is why I have always felt like I have a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear! I am very excited about my newfound knowledge, and hopefully I will stick to my plan.

Inspiration station Inspiration station

The plan consist of 21(!) different items. I probably wont be making them all, off course, but we can call it a wish list… or something. Surprisingly many of the items are practical, all are pretty, and non-intentionally, all coordinate! To me, that´s just amazing. The only thing lacking on my list is a super-warm yet chic winter coat.  It´s difficult to find just the right pattern for a jacket I know I will have to wear from late December through March. Its main feature is to keep me warm, but it would be really nice if it looked good as well… I have been going through every Burda Mag since December 2005, but I´m still not certain. If anyone have a tip about such an item, please let me know!

So people, how do you reason when it comes to color and sewing? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. Sarah on 15/09/2010 at 15:51

    Wow! What an awesome wish list! My main colours for my wardrobe are red, purple, green, pink, and black.

    For a winter coat, have you thought about the Lady Grey Coat from Colette patterns?

    • Sølvi on 15/09/2010 at 21:36

      Ooo, that are some bold color choices, Sarah! Nice!

      I love Lady Grey, and I would really like to join in on the fun over at Gertie´s, but for these winters up here, it´s too cold. I need something that is knee-length, possibly a hidden zipper closure, I ´d love a hood, and full sleeves. And possibly some elegancy on top of all that…. Wish me luck! 🙂

  2. Ali on 22/09/2010 at 20:31

    SO inspiring! Can’t wait to see what you whip up. I need to start thinking of colors, too.

    Your SSS outfits, like MMM, are totally fab, btw. In fact, I just might have to move into your closet.

  3. Sølvi on 23/09/2010 at 08:55

    Thank you Ali, you can, off course, move into my closet, just beware that it´s quite crammed in there, not only with clothing and shoes, but a violin and a badminton racket as well..

  4. louise on 24/09/2010 at 23:17

    i love your wardrobe sketches, great idea – i normally don’t get past one or two items!!!
    good luck with the coat pattern search, i made myself a winter coat the year before last, after spending about 3 years deciding what i wanted it to be 🙂

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