Hello again! The Color Me Lucky tour is all about show casing sewing projects inspired by the Pantone Spring 2017 color chart. Two weeks ago the kids showed off Flame and now I’m here with examples of Primrose Yellow, Flame, Pink Yarrow, and Lapis Blue.
PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
“Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.”
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
“By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.”
PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
“A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.”
PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
“Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.”
Swatch chart and quote are from the Pantone Institute website.
When considering the colors for myself, the blue shades are my favorites based on a combination of personal preference and general color flattery. Even if the other shades are not my favorite or the most flattering, the great thing about fabric is that it does not exclusively come in solids. Yay! Prints in the form of fabric design and graphic art are a great way to utilize on-trend colors without overwhelming yourself.
I thought Pantone’s Primrose Yellow was very similar to the yellow on the oversized Nirvana t-shirt I purchased off the clearance rack at a local mega store. It is ironic that the color is described as “joyful” and I’m stumped trying to think of a “joyful” Nirvana song. Maybe “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” sounds kind of joyful? You think?
I upcycled the oversized Nirvana t-shirt using Pattern for Pirates Slim Fit Raglan and scraps of a striped jersey knit. Also pictured is the modified Carefree Cardigan, also by Patterns for Pirates, that I made way back in November.
I also wore some really sweet Dr. Martens for the photos, but alas trying to get a full body shot was near impossible. Here I am trying to channel that good old fashioned early 1990’s angst.
The knit used for this skirt contains a combo of hues very close to Pantone’s Flame, Pink Yarrow, and Lapis Blue. For the pattern I added a waistband to the skirt portion of Made for Mermaids Mama Cassie. Adding a waistband to the skirt portion of a dress pattern is a super quick way to make a skirt without needing to print (and tape, and trace, and cut) a second pattern.
While Flame and Pink Yarrow would not be my first choice in colors for myself, they do look pretty harmonious together with the large swaths of white and Lapis Blue. The color variety also gives me a ton of options when choosing a top to pair with the skirt. In the photos I’m wearing a tucked in Patterns for Pirates Free Spirit Tank. The shape of the half-circle skirt leaves plenty of room to tuck in the more flowy styled tank without things looking took bulky. I even think the tucked in portion acts a bit like a short slip.
The really great thing about colors is that they can be found ANYWHERE. Even if my clothes are pretty basic shades, I can still add a pop of color with accessories!
Mama Cassie Peplum, Mini & Dress by Made for Mermaids
Free Spirit Tank by Patterns for Pirates
Slim Fit Raglan by Patterns for Pirates
Carefree Cardigan by Patterns for Pirates
The fabrics used for this post were from my stash and now seem out of stock. I’ve included the listing name and a link to the original shop in order to help you hunt down more. The tragedy of stash sewing. 🙁
Multi-Color Floral Jersey Knit Print from Fabrics Universe
African Safari Rayon Spandex Baby Hacci from UrbanRagTrader
Ash Stripe from UrbanRagTrader
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Ready to follow along on another great blog tour? We’ve got inspiration for you every weekday for the entire month of March. I can’t wait to see how others are interpreting this color palette.