This Season's Hottest Colour - Pink!
I love that pink is so on trend right now, it is one of my favourite colours and especially a hot bright pink as somehow it makes me look younger. I am not shallow but anything that defies age is a bonus for me. I love pink for men too, and again the brighter the better. Over time it is a colour that has gone from being associated with masculinity, to females and now it is a colour for all.
Throughout history it was associated with masculinity with French Kings surrounding themselves in shocking shades of pink. After the war, advertising agencies declared ‘Pink Chic’ and in the 1950's when Marilyn Monroe started wearing Elsa Schiaparelli’s pink collections, she started a trend. Advertising agencies began the feminisation of pink and it featured heavily in all things for women, from kitchens, to perfume to womenswear and so became associated as a female colour.
In the 2020’s Pink is a colour for everyone and everyone can find a shade to suit themselves. There are so many options, from a covert candyfloss pink to a bright shocking hot pink! Anyone can embrace pink into their wardrobe and, of course, we have a fabulous range of pink fabrics available on our website for you to make your own ensemble.
If you would like some inspiration to have a go at creating your own stunning pink outfit we have selected a range of some of our pink fabrics below and found some sewing patterns for you to have a look at too.
We start with a fabulous anorak design by Closet Core. We think this will go perfectly with our super water resistant fabric, Sports Stuff - Pink to add a bright pop of pink on even the gloomiest of days!
This is a brilliant fitted shirt dress from Simplicity which features either a tight, fitted skirt or a more flared version. We think will go great with our Italian Lawn - Fuchsia Pink! A great pop of colour for summer time!
Here we have an easy-to-sew, comfy pair of Drawstring Trousers by Simplicity which will look amazing with Linen or Chambray fabrics, below we've selected our favourite linens (St Tropez - Petite and St Tropez - Grande) and a delicate pink in our Finest Chambray - Pink!
For a more romantic look, we have this beautiful dress from Simplicity for a great day-to-night outfit! This is perfect for Cotton Lawns and Crepe fabrics. We've linked two of our favourites below - Italian Lawn - Fuchsia Pink and Barca Crepe - Pink!
This is a great sewing pattern from Closet Core for a pair of joggers or lounge shorts! A very adaptable pattern! We have selected some of our favourite fabrics which we think will make the most cozy joggers - Gardinia - Cerise, Serena - Magenta, French Terry - Rose!
For summer, the most amazing Kaftan sewing pattern from Simplicity will look amazing in our Georgette Dress Fabric - Fuchsia! This will look amazing on the beach or by the pool side!
Here we have two amazing but different shirt sewing patterns. First we have a linen shirt with a lovely pocket feature by Topdraw Studio. We also have a more traditional long-sleeve shirt sewing pattern featuring a collar from Papercut. Both sewing patterns will look great in a range of our pink fabrics, our favourties are St Tropez - Petite, Finest Chambray - Pink, St Tropez - Grande, Rouen and JK - Salso - Hot Pink!
If you want to make a full outfit, you could match either shirt above with this fabulous pair of Linen Trousers! If you want to go full pink these would look great in Rouen or JK - Salso - Hot Pink or take a look at our linen fabrics!
For a special occassion or even Prom, our A Million Dollar fabric would look amazing in any occassion! You'll be the centre of attention! We have linked a great prom dress sewing pattern from Simplicity.
For a lovely summer holiday look, this is a great shirt dress sewing pattern from Style Arc will look amazing in our Georgette Dress Fabric - Fuchsia or any of our Pink Crepe fabrics - however it may need a lining under it for the Georgette Fabric!
This is an amazing pair of shorts from KianaBonollo Designs - perfect for summer time! We really love this pattern and think it will look amazing in our Hendon - Baby Pink, Poplin Print - The Crafty Spot - Cerise and the Sewing Room Poly/Cotton - Cerise - why not take a look!
If you don't want to go full pink, you can always accessorize with a pop of colour by making a Tote Bag - this one from Stitch and Story is lovely and bright! Why not have a go making it with our Water Resistant Canvas Light - Fluorescent Pink which will be great in all weathers!
This amazing versatile suit pattern from Vogue Patterns is great for rocking the pink look - either as a trouser suit or with a skirt! We have a great selection of fabrics avalaible for this pattern so have featured a few of our favourites below - Smooth Crepe - Cerise, French Crepe - Smooth Rose, Not The Only Fruit - Cerise, Scrubs - Cerise and Italian Lawn - Fuchsia Pink! Why not take a look at our other pink fabrics as well!
This is a lovely, versatile, collarless top from McCall's which is perfect all year round! Why not add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with our amazing fabrics - Smooth Crepe - Cerise, French Crepe - Smooth Rose, Barca Crepe - Pink, Triple Crepe - Bubblegum, Triple Crepe - Candy Pink and Cotton Jersey - Lipstick!
A lovely 1940's style tea dress which looks just as amazing as it did back then! This is from Sew Over It and is a lovely, flattering dress! We have a great selection of fabrics that would work beautifully with the pattern - Smooth Crepe - Cerise, French Crepe - Smooth Rose, Not The Only Fruit - Cerise, Hendon - Baby Pink, Poplin Print - The Crafty Spot - Cerise and the Sewing Room Poly/Cotton - Cerise! Why not take a look!
We also have a great selection of pink linings available to add a pop of colour to your garments! From bright pinks to a lovely blush - why not take a look at our range of pink linings!
If you don’t want to wear ‘full pink’, you can subtly highlight an outfit with pink accessories or lining the inside of a suit with a pink lining, is still a brilliant way to incorporate that lovely pop of colour! We have a great selection of pink linings on our website to delicately incorporate it into your outfit and add a fun colourful element to your garment.
Pink is a colour that brings happiness whilst also being soothing and uplifting. In psychology it is a sign of hope and positivity. It can be worn in a bold and classy way, as a trouser suit or it can be styled in a more sweet way as a long, flowy skirt. It is amazing in the spring and summer months as it complements the sunshine beautifully but it is equally as amazing in the autumn/winter months as it adds a pop of brightness during the dull, rainy days to bring a smile to anyone’s face!
As there are so many shades of pink it is able to flatter all body types and ages with a range of celebrities, from Daniel Craig, Helen Mirren and to the Queen herself.
Why not tag us on instagram @croftmillfabrics or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to show us your amazing pink creations!
Credit - Tommy Hilfiger/Shorts, Hugo Boss/Skirt, Joe Browns/Waistcoat, Marc Jacobs/Joggers, Cos/Shirt Dress, Massimo Dutti/Trousers, Massimo Dutti/Blazer, Telegraph