Spring Palette 2011

Summer, anyone?

On my little trip to Paris last weekend, I came over these gorgous summery cottons, at Coupons de St. Pierre. I have them near my desk, so I can look at them from time to time – and at the same time listen to music for an upcoming concert one of my choirs are having in May – the theme is music from all over the world, and I get so happy and just want to dance when I listen to this music!

Well, on a similar topic, I have just posted my Spring Palette over at the Colette forum. Great initiative from Sarai, don´t you think? Here is my mood board:

Moroccan Mood Board

No surprise, I ´ve chosen colors from my recent trip to Marrakech, I just fell in love with that place, and the colors are so vibrant and warm, and well coordinated. The blue color I am trying to incorporate is the Majorelle Blue, that has a distinct warm feeling. Neither the color code for it (#6050DC), nor the pictures taken of it does it any justice. It is something in between. Lovely. But, isn´t that what is so enchanting about colors, they are not easily caught on camera?

The items I plan to make are a combination of things I´ve been wanting to make for a while, the jacket (in the bottom right) is really almost finished, it just got on hold through the winter. The other piece are from top left: Vogue 8604, Simplicity 2005 (recently stitched up by the lovely Andrea), A 1939 shirt I hope to be able to draft my self using my new books, the dress is from Alt om Håndarbeide no. 10 1980, the jumpsuit is from Sabrina Woman 01-2011.

Now, what do you think? Spring is in the air?  Have a lovely day!


  1. Steph on 27/01/2011 at 14:28

    I have that Sabrina blouse pattern and have yet to make it up, I’m excited to see what you do with it. Morocco is such a gorgeous place for color, such unexpected combinations of hues, a truly inspiring place. This will be a lovely wardrobe.

  2. Debi on 27/01/2011 at 15:42

    LOVELY! I’ve so wanted to visit Marrakech…must be amazing!

  3. Sølvi on 28/01/2011 at 12:13

    Thanks ladies! I can´t say it enough, Marrakech is wonderful!

  4. Claire on 28/01/2011 at 15:24

    im very behind in my spring palette challenge! I love your choices!

  5. Kristen on 01/02/2011 at 15:11

    I tried to comment on this at the Colette forum but I’m not sure if I did it right – you’re palette and mood is great! I love it…

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