I’ve been having Marsala on my mind ever since the Pantone color of the year 2015 was announced. A tasteful and hearty hue, Marsala isn’t risky. It’s a brown, earthy, rich red like a maroon or burgundy.
One of Marsala’s greatest qualities is that it’s super wearable, so it translates easily to fashion and therefore sewing. Plus it’s a color that works well in garments for girls, boys, women, and men. Of course if you’d like you could do a complete head to toe look in Marsala, but there are quite a few colors that go well with it. There is an ease in combining it with gray, mustard, light blue, black, beige and navy. I think it would be quite simple to add Marsala to any wardrobe, you can mix it with a lot of what is already in the closet.
I’ve gathered some ideas on how to add some Marsala to Oliver + S patterns. Enjoy!
Playtime Tunic and Leggings
You can add just a touch of Marsala with this sweet cotton voile print of vintage-y flowers used for a Playtime Tunic. Pair it with some Playtime Leggings in a royal blue knit that matches the tiny blue flowers in the print. Another way to add a little bit of Marsala is with a fabric-covered headband, felt bow, or hair tie.
Art Museum Trousers, Sailboat Top, and Secret Agent Trench Coat
Here is a three piece outfit that would work for a boy or girl. It includes a pair of Art Museum Trousers in a cotton twill, a Sailboat Top in a navy nautical stripe knit, and a Secret Agent Trench Coat in a stone cotton twill. It would be simple to interchange each of these items with other items in a wardrobe.
Forest Path Cape, Sunday Brunch A-line Skirt, and Lunch Box Tee
Here is a cute ensemble for a girl. It consists of a Forest Path Cape in a wool melton, a Sunday Brunch A-line Skirt in a grey diamond quilted knit, and a long sleeve Lunch Box Tee in a grey polka dot knit.
Nature Walk Yoga Pants and School Bus T-shirt
This casual and super comfortable outfit works for a boy or girl. A pair of Nature Walk Yoga Pants in bamboo jersey and a long sleeve School Bus T-shirt in cream and grey stripe knit is perfect for play time.
Are you in the mood for Marsala? Was it love at first sight when you saw the Pantone color of the year 2015? Do you have any plans in the future to use Marsala in a sewing project?