Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Purple is practically a neutral - Limited Combinations

I really like my purple skirt, but did not have much in my wardrobe that I wanted to wear with it. Inspired by Carolyn's comment, that purple is practically a neutral, and the many helpful suggestions as to what would work as an outfit, I started making co-ordinates. I fully intended to make a few more tops, and a few more skirts, so as to make a capsule wardrobe for Summer, but have not got terribly far at this point. Despite this, I am entering my efforts so far in the Endless Combinations challenge at Pattern Review. I just wish I was better at composite photographs!
Endless Combinations 2010

14 comments:

Alison said...

I can't recommend Picasa highly enough for composites. You can download it for free. You import all your pics into it, click on the ones you want in the composite & click on 'create collage'. Bazinga..as Sheldon Cooper would say. :)

Mary Nanna said...

Oh I love it, you look great! I also love the fact you took a skirt you thought wouldn't match anything and made 4 tops to go with it. I do love a good challenge come right.

You've updated before I had a chance to leave a comment on your last post - but I did want to tell you how impressive the tutorial was. I looked at it and thought, wow, who would have thought there was so much to smocking.

Gail said...

Maybe the combination of two primary colours - red and blue - helps purple to blend with other colours. Who knows I'm not a colour expert. Love all these looks. I've just bought purple reading glasses, so I hope its neutral.

Handmade said...

Great combinations - fresh and interesting!

Faye Lewis said...

Love your combinations!

shams said...

These combinations really work. Very nice!

Sharon said...

Love the combinations and the colours, you will have a lot of fun wearing them.

Uta said...

Your combinations look great; I especially love the purple with the more intense colored tops.

Victoria said...

Good luck! Your pieces are all so lovely!

Eugenia said...

What beautiful outfits - I love each of the garments and they all work so well together. Purple is an excellent colour choice - I love purple - it's very rich and flattering and just right for this time of the year!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

How great to come up with so many tops to match your skirt! No orphans there...

Ruthie said...

Great outfits. You look fabulous as always (and very fresh and young!). Purple is a wonderful colour for you and I love all the outfits.

Lyndle said...

You look great! all the tops look great with your skirt - well done.

Carolyn said...

Well, you're making a fantastic start by playing with it! Looking gooood!
How about trying some browns, greys and mossy greens/olives?
Good luck with your endless combination competition.