When choosing colors, I have the terrible habit of playing it safe.  I tend to pair pastels with pastels, and brights with brights.

But every once in a while I like to go back to basics and stare at a color wheel for a bit of inspiration.  I don’t bother with complimentary or primary or secondary color “rules,” but rather, just pick and choose something that catches my eye.

Step 1: Getting Started

This purple silk was purchased online, and when it arrived it was a bit more sheer than I expected (not ideal for the slim fitting skirt I was making).  Not to be deterred, I decided to underline!
This outfit is so cute! You should really have your first main photo be an image of your finished project.

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