Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Greener Sort of Grass

It's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, right? Well, let's hope so, because I have changed mine about the Spring Palette Challenge. A lot.

You see, those new Simplicity patterns are haunting me. I want to sew them desperately. However, there's a problem - they aren't exactly in my challenge plan. The whole point of making the plan was to have a schedule and make a commitment. But I'm about to tell my plan that I just want to be friends. I'm leaving it for something new.

Here's my updated Colette Spring Palette Challenge roster:

I've switched out every pattern but one, Colette's Chantilly. This weekend, I'm planning on sewing up Colette's Crepe dress - the bodice in a white pique and the tie and skirt in a medium-weight coral shirting. I'll do a musings post about my plans for this tomorrow.

The other patterns I've added are all in the new Simplicity catalog - two dresses, a skirt, and a shirt. I'm particularly excited about these and absolutely can't wait for them to show up in my mailbox! Sadly, neither JoAnn's or Hancock's have these in stock yet, so I ended up ordering them directly from Simplicity. They shipped out yesterday, so next weekend's project should be one of these patterns.

Anyway, those are the changes! Has anyone else changed their plans yet? It's really hard for me to say no to a pattern I'm dying to sew, even if I have others in a queue. What can I say? My sewing willpower is minimal...and I'm fine with that.


  1. hehe, I've contemplated changing plans a few times, but the changes I've made so far aren't very significant. I've decided to make a different neckline of the same pattern for one of my dresses, and for the blouse I changed patterns....but it's still basically the same idea. I've definitely added to my "to-sew" list after the challenge has ended though!

  2. Sabrina, you're a stronger person than I, if those are your only changes! What I didn't say in my post was that I also toyed with the idea of making up some of these in different fabrics...ones outside of my palette. I stopped myself before that idea took hold, so I suppose there is some willpower over here - even if it's not much. ;-)

    I can't wait to see your finished projects, small changes and all!