We’ve been focusing a bit on color lately and while it may seem a bit excessive, we believe that color is one of the most critical elements in design and thus worthy of constant consideration. In a previous post, we used an example drawn on Spring colors and as a contrast, we’re now presenting some Fall colors as with my 1897 day dress:
For color, we have the following palette:
Here we see a palette with deep color shades of red, brown, and green combined with two neutral colors, black and white.
As for the outfit I’m wearing, it’s late 1890s suit, constructed from a pattern originally published in an 1897 issue of the Delineator. The bodice/jacket is characterized by a short-rise lower profile sleeve cap and narrow lower sleeves. The skirt is a gently curved skirt, constructed with narrow gores. The skirt fabric is an 1890s vintage, new-old stock, silk-wool blend and is almost as light as air (trust me, it’s not heavy at all!).
Here are some more views inside our No. 11 (note the newly upholstered couch in a bright blue jewel tone 🙂 ):
And just for fun, here’s a color palette based on the above picture:
As you can see, color is an important element and it’s always foremost when we create our designs.