color trend: orange crush

Orange you glad it’s almost spring? Yeah, okay, that’s pretty bad, but I couldn’t resist because orange is the color for spring 2012 according to fashion trend forecasters and trendsetters from Pantone to designer runways. I’m thrilled because orange is one of my favorite colors to wear, so I am definitely ready to go citrus this spring.

Orange is a bold color, so even a touch of tangerine in a print or featured in your accessories can make a fun statement. Check out some of the inspirations from the spring 2012 designer collections that we have been loving:



The new Lisette fabric collection has you covered this spring with cottons, sateens, and lawns featuring delicious oranges mixed with soft pinks and yellows. Here’s a taste:



Can’t you just see this beautiful watercolor floral sateen as a Mad Men-inspired dress with a fitted bodice and a big skirt to show off the print? Add a wide orange belt and it would make the perfect dress to wear to an outdoor spring wedding.



I want to use this geometric dot print sateen to make a fun blouse for work or a 60’s-inspired shift dress. It would go with so many things in my closet!



This exotic floral sateen print would make a great tunic top to wear with shorts or jeans.



Inspired by Indian block prints, this lightweight cotton lawn (you saw it last Friday in my new Market dress) would make a great peasant blouse or flowing maxi-dress. This is my favorite print of the bunch!

Tell us how you will be incorporating orange into your spring wardrobe and what your ideas are for sewing projects with the new spring fabrics. We can’t wait to see what you create!


Salinda said...

Let’s be honest. I NEVER, EVER, EVER thought I’d wear pink and orange together. But… my favorite shirt I made last year was the Market blouse in your pink fabric with the white and yellow/orange dots. Then, inspired by the by colors, I picked up an orange knit bolero last spring and wore it all the time with a white tank! I think I’ll pick up a print the next time I head to JoAnns for a spring skirt. And…I love the orange purse you pictured above. Hmmm…

PasuneBrodeuse said...

My life is an orange-free zone, apart from citrus fruits in a bowl. Seriously, it’s perhaps the color I hate most.

leahZ said...

I love orange and will be eyeing the new fabrics for some spring sewing…that is if I can find more room in the stash.