Thursday, September 3, 2015

The magic of the colour wheel

Emerald green has been described as the most magical, refined and elegant shade in the color wheel

I'm not sure I'd go that far in praise of the colour, but it does look amazing with so many other colours and suits every shade of skin and hair.  I bought 2 metres of this rich emerald/teal green ponte from Tessuti in 2013 when emerald was the major Spring colour trend.  The black ponte is also from Tessuti - a more recent purchase.

I missed the boat for being exactly on trend, pondering over loads of ideas for this piece of cloth over the years.  But the colour hasn't exactly gone away.  I must confess that the end product is the outcome of pattern laziness. Rather than trying to fit something new I reworked a recently made dress pattern Burda 10/2014 101 coupled with my standard simple ponte pencil skirt. These skirts are becoming staples in my business wardrobe.  I'm loving the A-Grade comfort and pop of colour they add.

My black ponte skirt works just as well under the peplum top.  Overall, I'm very happy with the outfit and feel that it is more versatile than the dress.  Pop by and let me know what you think.

Meanwhile happy sewing!