I love colour. I don’t sew a lot of black, white, or neutral. My eye is drawn to bright colors, mostly prints.
I always say that my fave colour is teal. To be honest I just really love blue and teal is so saturated it is like the bluest of blues. I also tend to get more compliments when I wear it.
I have only sewn 2 items that are teal. The teal knit top which I wore for the last time last year. And the Teal Appeal knit dress which I wear almost every week in fall and winter months. Funny they were both knits since I don’t sew a lot of knits either.
I think the reason is that I don’t sew the same thing very often. I am always looking for something new. It is the same with colour. If I’ve sewn with one I don’t want to see it again for awhile. Also, I rely on what I can find. I don’t buy a lot of fabric (despite what my husband tells you) so I don’t repeat colours or styles. But I have teal sweaters, dresses, tights, and even glasses.
Now, my favourite neutral colour. Olive Green! I discovered this years ago with a jacket from Ricki’s. I bought this jacket before I started sewing. Olive (or army) green is a great neutral base colour for fair-skinned people. Black can be a little harsh, white is tricky for year round, and beige just isn’t always flattering by the face.
I have 3 jackets/cardigans and 1 pair of leggings in this colour. I pair it with blues most often. I wear the color with me-made items a lot. When I found this necklace that combined my fave neutral (a more yellowy-olive) with blue I was thrilled.
Olive leggings with my English Rose tunic blouse. (Olive cardigan also thrown over my purse strap.)
Here is the original Ricki’s jacket with my so pretty, pale blue Rosy Pendrell blouse. I love the tougher military-esque styling of the jacket paired with such a feminine blouse. My favourite styling trick. Hard with soft.
What is your favourite colour? Do you have a fave neutral? Black? Navy? Do you think we are drawn to colours again and again out of habit or because we get compliments while wearing them? Are there colours you love that you feel you can’t wear?
Tomorrow’s Favourite: My Fave Garments sewn by me