Have y’all been following along with the new Wardrobe Architect series over on the Coleterrie? Not only is it the first series of it’s kind (that I know of) but it’s also the first series I’ve actually been actively participating in each week. I have really enjoyed the worksheets, analyzing my style preferences, and hearing other peoples thoughts and ideas on the topic. Over all it has DEFINITELY made me re-think how I go about planning my sewing. When I look back at everything I’ve made most of the pieces are at least semi-special, not necessarily every-day staples. What a huge oversight on my part! I get so excited about sewing something pretty or different that I forget about the true joy I get from sewing which is wearing something I put hard work and love into – which will happen more often if my sewing list consists more of every-day wear. (Granted, I’m also not the type of girl to shy away from wearing a party dress just because it’s monday afternoon) Regardless, the series has been a total eye-opener, and has had me really pumped up about future sewing projects.
This week is all about color. (I’m still putting together my post for last week’s assignment on silhouettes so bare with me.) The challenge this week is to go through your closet/fabric stash/pinterest boards and see what colors show up most. What sticks out to you? These are the colors that make up your own personal color story. Some people may find it limiting to set a certain color story for your wardrobe (granted these are not hard core rules), but I actually find it brilliant. I actually use this technique every time I go on vacation – picking a color story just makes packing easier! Slimming your wardrobe to a particular color story – as broad as it may be – not only creates a consistency but also adds ease with mixing and matching, helps guide you when shopping for clothes/fabric, and simplifies your life a bit.
I was surprised to find that a lot of the colors I immediately added knowing they were my favorites, were not necessarily cohesive with what I have in my closet. This only means I have some work to do!
Here are the colors I came up with. I originally started with only 10 but after more thought decided to broaden it to incorporate different shades and tones for a broader palate with more “flow”.