Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pantone Colors Contest–

I am thinking of entering the Pantone Colors Contest over at You have to make two coordinating garments that include the Pantone colors for Spring. Looking through my stash, I have realized 1) I have a ton of purple and 2) I have a ton of gray and black. This is making me dig deep and find things that have been in my stash for several years. Years. Eep.


Here are the colors for Spring. I also realized I have almost no pastel type colors in my stash either.


I thought I had an emerald color but my emerald is much darker than their Emerald. I sticky tabbed all the colors in my Pantone deck to compare them. Good thing too because they look so different on the monitor. Their “emerald” is a much bluer, light green.


I did find this crinkle gauze fabric. Not only does it have the Monaco Blue in it, it also had the Linen color. Score!


Then I found this tomato red knit that matches the Poppy Red color. What do you think about these two fabrics together? I think it could go either way. I don’t want to look too “Rah, rah, USA” either. Not that I don’t love my country and all that.


I have several reds but not many of them matched The Red that is Poppy Red. It’s an orange-y red. I have a red woven that would also work for Poppy Red. It’s a red burnout rayon. I used it here to make this skirt.


If I use the gauze, it’s very sheer and I’ll have to line it.

So if I use the gauze-y stuff and the red will they look okay together? I’m thinking the gauze-y stuff can be a top? With volume? And the red woven or knit could be a bottom? I don’t even know if those two look good together. I’m thinking it will be fun to force myself to not use purple and gray. Maybe I’m in a rut. Any ideas? Maybe red dress with loose cardigan/jacket over it? Maxi dress made out of gauze with bright red jacket? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


MammaNene said...

Hi Dawn!
I'm in the pantone contest too and I think your fabrics choose is gorgeous!
I can't wait to see your creations!

Rebecca Riddle said...

I am thinking a red sleeveless sheath with a loose, unconstructed jacket that is piped in the red. That would be lovely, I think. Just a suggestion.

Chaka Terrell said...

Where did you purchase your Pantone deck?