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Palette Challenge: Moodboard

This is my first time participating in the Colette Palette Challenge and I’m pretty excited. I really love doing sew-alongs and challenges because it keeps me motivated and on task. I need that with sewing sometimes. (Don’t we all.) I plan on making A LOT of sundresses…

I’m not usually all super WOoo Uhmerricuh!! patriotic and things, but the red-white-and-blue theme just screams summer to me. I’m sure the 4th of July has something to do with that, but so does red gingham, blue seersucker, and white dotted swiss! These are definitely all summer fabrics, and ones I can’t wait to get my hands on!

I had a lot of other color palettes in mind, but I can’t think in just solid colors. I’m inspired by fabrics and prints. So I decided to play it on the safe side and go for a color theme that I KNOW I can find these classic fabrics in.

This not only honors my American heritage, but my English, and French(Canadian) heritage as well 😉

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!

(^^ I’m so lame lol.)

p.s. this is one of the those posts where I wish I could just be lazy and not credit any of the million photos I used for my mood board, but I can’t do that…

So here goes: (left to right, top to bottom etc.)
vintage sailor print
striped dress
sailor dress
engagement photoshoot
gingham dress
patriotic pitbull
Dita’s toile dress
polkadot scarf
highwaisted capris  

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  • Guess what?  We have the same colours in our spring palettes.  Now I know that it is not unusual as Red white & blue are natural colour-mates, but I thought it was funny as over in UK it is the Diamond Jubilee this year & I could milk the “patriotic” angle 🙂

  • Love (as always). I actually have some of the same exact pieces in my inspiration folder, I’m just dying for those red pants. If you end up making them instead of buying you better share how you did! Pants = scary for me.

  • Rachel Proffitt

    You’re speaking my language 🙂  This mood board definitely screams summer to me!

    • Thanks! Now I jut need some fireworks and one of those rocket pops haha 

  • onetinkerbell

    I, too, am not super patriotic but I’m also making my palette red, white and blue and include polka dots, stripes and gingham! I also have the same shoes pinned for my palette and contemplated that scarf the other night while online window shopping. I’m leaning more toward a navy color, if only because it, like black, is more slimming and I need all the help I can get. I’m coveting those red capris, though.

    • I’m not much of a pants girl, but I’m REALLY tempted to buy the capris! Your mood board sounds lovely! Can’t wait to see what creations you come up with 🙂 

  • regier.c

    Trop mignon! 

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  • Ashley Little

    I love that you put polka dots and gingham in there! They are two of my favorites, and so classic summer!

  • super cute! I love the americana feel! I just posted mine as well. 

  • sallieforrer

    I’m always a sucker for RWB!! I feel like there are many days that I dress like a flag. Just own it! Its a good look! I can’t wait to see your creations.

    • A few weeks ago I was joking that I was dressed like an elementary school teacher on flag day haha! I do like red white and blue together when it’s done tastefully. “Theme” colors can get tacky quickly. 
      I jumped the gun on the challenge and have my first dress almost done! It should be finished this weekend 🙂

  •  So pretty!! I love the gingham and Dita’s toile dress.

  • Maddie

    I really like your color scheme! I feel like every one is going for pastels and lighter colors so your mood board is refreshing to see. And who doesn’t love the 4th of July. Long and lazy summer days are the best!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    Red, white, and blue is one of my favorite color combos! Yeah Americaaaaaaaa!

    • Have you seen the movie Team America? lol

      p.s. I made you a sidebar button because I was too excited to have you on my blog! If you still want to make one, please send it to me and I’ll put that one up instead 🙂

  • Fun!  You’re going to look adorable this summer in your red, white, and blue!

    • Thanks! It’s hard to go wrong with that color combo 🙂