Thought I’d share with you today….one of my recent projects for Simply Sewing magazine. It’s a hack on Maven Patterns “French Dart Shift” (which I thoroughy recommend by the way. The drafting is ace. Fabric on this make is from Minerva Crafts.) Available in issue 39 of the mag if you want the tute. You might wonder about the title of this post. Out of my comfort zone…
Well you probably know I’m hesitant with colour in my own makes. Preferring to stick to a palette of neutrals (ok. ok. Shades of grey.) But the thing about being commissioned by a magazine is that sometimes (most of the time actually) they ask you to make something that you would never in a million years make for yourself. In this instance, it’s a dress (don’t do dresses) AND there’s a punchy, in your face colour combo (I don’t do colour either).
Aside from the quality of the finish, the thing I am most pleased about is the way all the colours work together. (OK, grey could be considered a non colour. But baby steps!). For someone who, left to their own devices, would not use color in this way, this feels like an achievement. I am calling this my Neopolitan Ice Cream meets 60’s air hostess dress. (Snappy)
I’m starting to get more of an eye/instinct for how colours go together and becoming bolder with my ideas for colour (at least for the mag….for now). And that’s entirely down to being pushed out of my comfort zone pretty much every month for the last 3 years I’ve worked with Simply Sewing!
In fact I have another rather colorful creation I’m just finishing up for the mag today which I’m REALLY excited about 😉
Modelled images courtesy of Immediate media. If you want to keep up with my contributions/tutorials for the mag, you can subscribe to the mag here.