For those of you following along with the Spring Palette Challenge, it’s time to get sewing! I hope you’ve had a chance to brainstorm your palette and pick your sewing projects. The only thing left is to get cracking.
Admittedly, I haven’t done any sewing yet. But this is the fabric for my first project! I’m doing a little blouse in this lovely, buttery yellow polka dot silk shirting. It’s really soft and has a nice drape.
The only thing I’m a little stuck on is buttons. I have these lovely old glass pearly beauties. I don’t mind that they’re a little worn, but they have a very cool cast to them that I think looks a little off with this nice warm yellow. You can’t see it in the photo, but they look almost blue-grey.
I am going to admit something about myself right now. I am a terrible decision maker.
I mean, I’m pretty good at deciding on the important stuff and I’m definitely a risk taker when I’m excited about something. But choosing buttons? I could literally take hours to decide. In fact, I have already spent over an hour staring at buttons on Etsy. There are so many good ones!
Yep, I’m a classic overthinker, so having too many options is a big hurdle to me. I think that’s why I like challenges like this one. It forces me to make decisions and stick to a plan.
I hope I’m not the only one who is paralyzed at the fabric store.
Back to the subject of this post, though: If you’re doing the Spring Palette Challenge, I’ve started a thread in the forum for you to post your progress, so we can all follow along with each other as we sew. I know I’ve already said it, but there are some gorgeous palettes and plans in the forum, so stop in!