Sewing for Autumn in Wine Hues
Although my writing has been rather light on the ground over the past few months, my sewing has far from stopped! In fact since September, I have been very productive sewing my Autumn wardrobe, as the weather turned cold extremely fast and I was attracted by new colours. Well, actually, should I say one specific colour?… Which is…. guess!
Not sure what this colour is called: wine, burgundy, damson, mulberry? I like it with quite a bit of red and purple, not too much pink (definitely not fuschia!!!) – on the Pantone charts I think it would sit in between 208, 209, 215 and 216.
Obviously a huge struggle to order from the internet because very often, the colours shown on the websites have nothing to do with the real-life colours – this is the case with other colour tones but not to such a huge extent in my view.
So to help you purchase fabric if you share the same colour obsession as me, here is a little selection of what I’ve bought and loved in this tone – and is still available to order at the time of writing this article. For all these fabric I actually ordered samples first, as the colours from the website pictures can be very inaccurate ( and I’m really fussy about my colours, in case you didn’t notice).
From left to right and top to bottom:
- Wine stretch velvet from Croftmill
- Winter-toned cotton sateen from SewMeSunshine
- Damson water resistant peachskin from Croftmill (the website photo is not acurate at all)
- Burgundy cotton twill from SewMeSunshine (the colour on the website is completely misleading, this fabric is a deep beautiful burgundy colour as shown here, not a bright fuschia)
- Damson crepe from Croftmill (here the website picture is spot on)
- And off course a bit of wool: jumper in a mix of Drops wools – Big Merino Maroon (here too the website picture is all wrong, this is a burgundy beauty not a brownish horror ) and Dark Rose Kid Silk.
And without further ado, here are my recent makes in this colour schemes.
Yet another Sirocco jumpsuit:
A series of stretch velvet Magnolia dresses:
A dress from a mix of the Magnolia dress and the La Boheme skirt:
A cute little Ondée top:
And a self-drafted knitted jumper, still in the making…
More details on most of these projects in forthcoming blog articles, soo, I promise!