Sewing the Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 was recently announced and we asked two of our team members to use the color, Greenery, as the inspiration for a sewing project.  The Pantone website describes this color as "A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings." As we approach this new year, the color of the year speaks to us in so many ways.  We think you will love what Shae and Marnie sewed up their inspiration. 



I have to admit that I have not been a fan of the Pantone color of the year the last few years.  They just never spoke to me and I had no desire to use them.  This years color, Greenery, is a different story!!  Green is one of my favorite colors and I am always inspired by it in some sort of way.  The vibrancy of Greenery makes me think of all the new grasses that cover our hillsides during spring.  It has a fresh feeling.  

I wanted to take that feeling of the green hills and turn it into something for my daughter.  Since the color was just announced, it was hard to find an exact color match, so I found some beautiful green corduroy and made a pair Violette Field Threads Sloane Skinnies.  For the top, I made the Ayda peplum from Simple Life Pattern Co. in a beautiful print from Amy Butler.  Because my daughter is between sizes, I went with the larger sizes so she will be able to wear them when those beautiful spring days get here.  



Hello, It’s Marnie here and I’m excited to share with you this green creation I made in celebration of the Pantone color of the year - Greenery. I live in Sydney, it is so hot here at the moment and our Summer trends in terms of colour tend to follow the American Summer. I was so disappointed with the colours last year and was stoked to see the new colours for this year. Summer is my favourite season of the year and I love bold bright colours. So naturally when we are talking greenery, I have opted for a brighter shade of green - which looks extra bright in the super hot sun!

As a redhead, green is one of the few colours I’ve always been able to wear pretty much every shade of. I’ve made a Boundless Dress from Pattern for Pirates in a lightweight European Viscose Jersey. The Boundless Dress is one of those patterns I pull out regularly and I always have a couple of them on high rotation in my wardrobe. I should also add that my super cool (aka super daggy according to my children) mum hat is not me trying to be stylish - it’s more of an attempt to hide some very bad pool hair that I’ve got going on at the moment.

I’m super happy to see a brighter range of colours this year and am looking forward to seeing green green green!! Happy sewing!