Planning for fall sewing – colors

Even though it is still incredibly hot outside, it is time to plan for fall. Some of the fabrics and yarns I ordered have already come in. I am continuing with black and charcoal gray as my neutrals, and adding lime green (of course).

These are the newest additions:
New fabrics and yarns

The yarns are fingering weight Nature Spun (100% wool) by Brown Sheep Yarns, in Pepper (black) and Spring Green. The fabrics are from Banksville Designer Fabrics. On the top is a lime green double knit with a closely matching Ambiance lining. (I couldn’t capture the saturation of the knit – it doesn’t look washed out in real life.) The next fabric below is a dark gray wool/cashmere woven that will be perfect for pants. And then two more double knits – the houndstooth is a dark gray/light gray with a silvery metallic thread outlines, and the solid is a slightly heathery charcoal gray.

I pulled the other lime green fabrics and also some blacks and dark grays from my existing stash. Here you can see how they all look together:
New fabrics with stash

The colors work well with my Bright Winter color fan. I added the yellow yarn (Impasse Yellow – same yarn as the cones) after seeing the yellow/green strip against the stack of fabrics. I don’t know that it will ever play a major role, but it could work well as an accent.

More fabric will still be coming my way, including some black coating and lime green leather from Nancy Erickson. Now I just need to flesh out my outfit ideas and decide on the sewing order. I’ll be back with a plan.

See you soon!

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4 responses to “Planning for fall sewing – colors

  1. This is such a wonderful and colorful collection. I’m loving how they work with each other and can’t wait to see what you make out of them. Definitely add some pieces/accents of yellow…it will be an awesome grouping of garments to wear in the dreary winter months!

  2. Lime green leather, wow, that will be wonderful!!! Great collection.

  3. Your colours are wonderful. I too am a lime green fan. Will look forward to seeing your outfits!

  4. I hope these cones means more machine knitting? I’m dusting off my machines (and my memory of how to use them), so I’m all for seeing more eye candy!

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