This ad from Talbots landed in my email mailbox this weekend...
So of course I flipped into the Talbots site to peruse the garments pictured...and as I looked at them I realized that I'm a little ahead of the curve on this spring trend because I've been sewing with orange for a minute now. Back in 2006, I sewed a SWAP with orange as the basis of the collection originally called "Brown and Orange Circles and Stripes SWAP" but renamed "The Prada Dreamsicle SWAP".
After thinking about it and roaming through my Flickr account, I decided to see how many orange garments I actually own. Notice I didn't say go through my closet, LOL!
I made this orange striped dress in 2006. Put it in the closet and didn't wear it for another 3 years. I've worn it several times in the last couple of years and it's become a favorite:
The skirt from the same collection is still in the wardrobe though I didn't wear it last summer...but I think I'll be pulling it out to wear this week! I even still have the cardigan and tank top which is similar to the Colette Sorbetto Tank.
The twinset has bitten the dust. It's no longer in the wardrobe and I think I shipped it off to Good Will but I'm not sure. The cotton knit started to stretch out and the look didn't go with my new workplace since I made these pieces as part of a business casual wardrobe in 2006.
Fast forward a few years and I made an orange linen dress during my September 2009 sewcation. Then last year, I finally used a linen fabric purchased in 2006, to make this skirt:
The cardigan is RTW, as well as, this cardigan worn over The Whitney Dress.
Two skirts, two dresses and two cardigans...except for a top I'm thinking I have this color covered! Oops, I do have an orange print top:
This one is from my winning 2010 SWAP collection, Midnight at the Oasis. From what I can remember and that can be shaky since the fabric collection is still in the bins, I probably only own a couple more pieces of orange fabric across all the seasons. I will, however, be purchasing the orange wedges pictured in the Summer Trends post since I have quite a few pieces that they work with.
I'm adding the lining to my second version of The Rachel Dress and hope to finish it up today...so pictures soon.
...as always, more later!