Thursday, 6 February 2014

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Shades Of Me Series: Blues Edition

Shades of Me Cover

There's a fun series going on right now organised by Welcome To The Mouse House and Petit a Petit and Family encouraging people to sew for themselves.  The twist?  A rainbow spectrum of colours to build your outfit around!  Everyone is welcome to sew-along, there are linky parties on Hayley's and Celina's blogs as well as a Flickr Shades of Me pool, and a HUGE giveaway to boot.  The series kicked off with yellow, followed swiftly by orange and white, but there's a veritable rainbow still outstanding.

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Each day, there are three bloggers building an outfit around a single colour.   In 'well duh' news, I had blue.

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I wasn't sure when I started planning how much license we had to deviate from our pallet so I pulled out the fabric that was the most Blue and Blue and Blue All Over, this swirly stretch cord from ye olde stash.

Shades of Me waistband

See? All the blues.  With some monochrome black, grey and white for good measure.

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I drafted up some skinny fit trousers, and admittedly some might think I look crazypants in my crazy pants but I love patterned trousers and no one can stop me.

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I was all set to cut into some plain petrol jersey for a coordinating tunic when I remembered that I had, in fact, made a petrol blue Renfrew a couple of years ago that was a perfect colour match.  There are compelling reasons to have two (or more!) petrol blue tops as it's my favourite colour, but probably not compelling reasons to have two basic petrol tops without any adornments.  With busy trousers, the neutral Renfrew won out.



To celebrate the series, there's an amazing giveaway with a tonne of prizes (including my Lady Skater pattern).  To see what's included, you can click through, or if you like surprises just blithely enter by clicking this: a Rafflecopter giveaway

15 comments:

  1. This is a great outfit! The "crazy pants" are not so crazy when paired with the solid top. I think it looks awesome. Blue happens to be my fav color too!

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  2. Amanda you look amazing and the pants are awesome. Crazy in a good way! And you are the queen when it comes to prints, so this is just perfect! Oh and petrol blue is one of my favorites too. Thank you so much for being part of the tour!

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  3. I am all for crazy pants.....you look great!!

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  4. I like the crazy pants! I really want to participate in this but I'm not sure if I'll be able to find a pot to dye my fabric in, in time.

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  5. I love your blog
    followed
    http://minimaysi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Love the crazypants! I would wear a pair of those if my thighs were at least half the size that they are at the moment. Not sure my body could sustain that amount of print otherwise!

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  7. You look great in your crazy pants :-). What a cute and comfy.

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  8. Not crazypants, hubbahubbapants! They look great :)

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  9. You are SO able to wear those pants! I seriously love them so much and it looks perfect with your top. You look fantastic in blue! Thanks so much for joining in with this series. It has been so fun to see how everyone has such a unique style!

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  10. Great job...love the patterned pants! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love yo' crazypants! *And* your crazy pants.

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  12. I love crazypants! There aren't enough crazy pants in the world, methinks.

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  13. You rock those pants girl! Love them!

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  14. YES, I agree that you look great in your "crazy pants" in shades of large blue floral motifs! Paired with your petrol blue knit top, it's a P-E-R-F-E-C-T outfit. And, I also agree, "you rock those pants girl," by Very Shannon's comment above. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

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  15. i love this outfit so much! Ship it me asap yeh? winter is coming

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