Sewing for Autumn in Wine Hues
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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!