Spring Color: PINK

Spring Color: PINK

           Diana Vreeland said "Pink is the navy blue of India!"

WHO can resist the full glory of this pink!?!?!?!? Inspiration is everywhere in Ashland…especially Lithia Park where I just took this shot of blooming rhododendrons. 

As I roll out my favorite spring materials….Pink is a part of the collection. Consider some shade or tint of pink as a part of your spring color combination.



Stenciling is a great way to explore spring color combinations. This sleeveless rayon dress, with shell buttons is enhanced by a bit of iridescent white fabric paint printed with the Wrought Iron Stencil. With delicate shapes in the this stencil design, it gives the feel of lace.

Spring Silk Dress

My stencil designs begin with images I have drawn. The Wrought Iron Stencil Design (in 2 sizes) was inspired by this fencing around a Victorian home in the historic district here in Ashland. 

I detailed this linen shirt with the versatile Wrought Iron Stencil, some tucks and new buttons.

Textile artist, Marta Marthas used her vintage linens in pink & white for a hand-stitched version of the Ashland Vest Pattern.


Marta sewed her linens together then brushed her new fabric with silver and pewter Jacquard paints.

Overlapping all the seams gives this garment a fluid shape as it moves...beautiful details & stitching Marta.


This project started with a linen skirt with great lines...and a pink silk organza for the sleeves. A full bias, skirt in linen...transformed into a fluid spring shirt. 

The original skirt & sleeve fabric-

Taking advantage of the beautiful seaming in skirt, and the texture of the organza worked well in this project. I 'checked in' with a shirt pattern for the armholes and sleeve shapes. 

sleeves in organza-

To hold the wrinkles in the organza, I added some lightweight strips of fusible interfacing  across the sleeve head. The hem is a raw edge. 

Magnolia Tree ready to pop with pink & white buds.


More shapes and beautiful color combinations are unfolding everyday....time for another walk!

Enjoy your Spring Sewing, Diane

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