Sunday, September 18, 2011

So I've been reviewing my color choices for this Fall Palette Challenge. I really liked my Original color palette, which you can check out on my Happy as a Lark post. I chose all those colors because most of them i already have either articles of clothing or accessories in those colors. So then I revised the palette which you can reference here. Honestly I don't like it. Well I do, but its Too safe for my taste. I really Love color and feel that since i'm too chicken at this point to express myself through body art, that i will do it through kaleidoscope colors!   

I am a Huge fan of Design Seeds. Thank you Shawnta over at Peace, Love, & Namaste for posting your love for it otherwise i would have never found this beauty!

Ok, So this is what I have plans for this fall. First on the list is the Maxi dress. Which i have already completed, save another roll under and hem on the bottom. I have a pattern for a peplum jacket by burda style. I also have the pattern for the obi skirt. and like the idea of having a separate belt!  Not to mention the photo above has an amazing use of color and print! Love it! Now the tee shirt and jeans will be a "refashion" meaning that I already have some jeans that, 
1. need hemming & tapering
2. need a little extra!
Which is why i added the above photo of these Laguna Beach jeans. Now these jeans are SO hot, I think. I love the back detail and all those crystals. Yes those are Swarovski Crystals. These jeans are also either $138 or $238 depending on the amount of crystals you have added. Here's the official web page if you absolutely love these jeans and must have them.

I on the other hand plan on replicating them. They seem fairly easy to add contrast stitching and back pocket detail. But with out all the crystals. I like the idea of studs but we'll see. 

As for the tee shirts. I saw these on burda style. I plan on also replicating these the easy way. Purchase a pack of men's V-neck tees in white or grey(sm) and then add a bit of silk. I already have an amazing silk scarf i thrift-ed for $1 that I plan on just hand stitching onto the front. Voila! instant pizzazz!

Which brings me to Thrifting! What an inexpensive alternative to fabric shopping. For just pennies on the dollar you can find clothes that can be refashioned or just plain stripped down to make something else entirely! Plus if you donate something its tax deductible, just make sure you get a receipt. 

I also plan on doing a bit of crochet as well. I already started some knee high yoga socks (with out toes & heels) and am going to add some flower embellishments to another tank top I started a while ago coined the Fly Back tank. I also would like to crochet my self a tam or slouchy beanie if you will. I have very long hair and would like to be able to stuff it all in there. 

Not to mention all the Christmas gifts I need to make. Lots of beanies, and maybe a Rugged Man vest for my Hubby bear. I thought about sewing for my family, especially my sister, but honestly she lives kind of far away and the last thing i made her (lined wristlet with snap button closure and embroidered her name) She never used :( so she gets a beanie. lol. 

So yes that should about wrap it up for now. glad i'm getting back to the true inspiration of COLOR and Thanks again Shawnta for introducing me to Design Seeds. 

How about you? what are you creating today? And have you ever thought of crafting for others? If so how did it work out? Do they love it, or never use it?

Happy creating, sweet melissa 

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