Blues Clues

Carolina Herrera for Spring 2017

Pantone has come up with several wonderful versions of “Blue” for the spring/summer of 2017 and on into Fall 2017. This is a versatile color that works well as a neutral and allows one to stretch their wardrobe by using different garment combinations. Let’s explore the fabric at Sew Much Fabric!

Pantone’s colors for Spring and Summer 2017 (Not all colors are shown)

Pantone calls them:

Island Paradise


Lapis Blue

Casual days and nights

Make this chic look using White Ponte Knit pants with a flowy sheer top made from Abstract Palm Tree Sheer Stripe Organza. Use Vogue 1551 for top and Vogue 9189 for slim pants. 

Bluebell Rayon Jersey Knit for a top (McCalls 7249) matched with a skirt in Island Hues Rayon Matte Jersey (Sold Out) (McCalls 7386) are a great pulled together look for the weekend!

Looks great in prints or solids!

A print like Blue Sky Hummingbird Rayon Jacquard made into a wrap dress has summer written all over it!  Pattern Vogue 9251

Cobalt Rayon Jersey Knit works beautifully made from Vogue 9251. Elegant and comfortable for a formal affair!

Neutrals for Fall 2017- Navy Peony and Marina

Pantone referred to the Navy Peony as an anchor shade or neutral for fall. Along with that was the Marina blue which is lighter than expected for fall, but goes beautifully with the other bright colors in the fall palette. 

Slide into Fall 2017 with these Shades of Blue.

Marina-  This fun look will transition from summer into fall with Copen Blue Stretch Cotton Shirting for the skirt and Beach Blue/White Cotton Eyelash Check (Sold Out) for the top. Vogue 1515.

Navy Peony- Use Navy Rayon Jersey Knit for a daytime look that changes quickly for evening with accessories.  Use Burda 04/2016 #128B for a smashing look!

As you can see, blue is versatile and easy to mix and match with pieces in your wardrobe.  Check out all the shades of blue fabrics at Sew Much Fabric and let’s start sewing!

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.

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