I am thinking of entering the Pantone Colors Contest over at PatternReview.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.