What next?

I completed the Butterick skirt this AM.  Decided that I needed to do some culling out of sewing debris and went through a huge bag of patterns in my sewing room that I will either sell or give to Goodwill.

I want to make this Butterick jacket, the view at the bottom right.  I have enough of the tobacco/camel wool fabric as well as the black.  I am thinking of making the sleeves in black and the rest in the other color.  I want to wear the jacket with the new skirt; but I am thinking that just may be too much color blocking together.  I think that doing that I could still use the jacket with other black pants or skirts. 

I would really appreciate your feedback about this. Is it to much color blocking? Please take a moment to comment.  Thanks.

Comments

  1. Hi, Linda--first, the skirt is terrific! But yes, I think it would be too much color-blocking to wear the skirt with a color-blocked jacket--OTOH, with a black skirt or pants it will be fine!

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  2. Great job on your skirt! I love the shape of the jacket you are planning to make. It screams "sophisticated". I would keep it all in one fabric. It would still look beautiful with an all black outfit and would work perfectly with your skirt.

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  3. Using color blocking for the top and skirt takes a very subtle hand. So while there are situations where it can overwhelm, there are also times when it works. If you really want to use both colors, I would try making some sketches first and seeing which one appeals to you.

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  4. I agree with Carolyn. It could possibly work, but I'd do some sketches and see if anything really works for you. I think that jacket would look lovely in a solid color

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  5. Color blocking is so "in" right now. I made that jacket, and it's a great pattern to do embellishment on. I would blow up the line drawing of the jacket, print it out, and color the pieces in different ways. I think I would add another fabric in with the black and camel--a print that has both those colors.

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  6. I like that jacket , but I'd make it all one color with just touches of black - maybe buttons or topstitching. Of course, it's up to you :)

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