New linen colors for the latest runway trends!

New Linen Colors

I have been waiting, rather impatiently, for the new colors of linen to arrive. And now….the time has finally arrived!

I am really excited to add these new colors to my linen collection.  I held a few samples in my hands the other day and they were stunning!  The colors are vibrant and fun.  I cant wait to start sewing and crafting with them.

I want to just give everyone a heads up and announce that the new shades will be on SALE starting Tuesday, January 3rd in IL020 linen.  I think the lighter-weight linen works perfectly with these fun new colors. I have already made a list of my favorites! I haven’t quite figured out what I’ll make just yet though…so your suggestions are greatly welcomed!

Perhaps looks for the Spring 2012 Ready to Wear runways will give us all some inspiration! I loved the variety of colorful looks that designers showcased this season.  Even I was inspired to add some color to my otherwise neutral toned wardrobe (black, white, gray….and more black….)

I’ve put together some color trends I noticed for this fashion season.  I’m in love with color now!

Pink style trend

1st row: Chloe, Chanel, Christian Dior; 2nd row: Chloe, Givenchy, Jason Wu; 3rd Row: 3.1 Philip Lim, Givenchy, Jil Sander.

I adore the range of pinks from soft blush tones to more girly pinks.  I love the idea of bubblegum pink for clothing, like trousers,  for a playful spin on an ordinary outfit!

Spring RTW trends

1st row: Alexander McQueen, Donna Karen, Proenza Schouler; 2nd row: Acne, Donna Karen, Chloe; 3rd Row: Christian Dior, Prada, Valentino.Fiery reds add a unexpected blast of color as they came down the runway.  Try a skirt in a bright hue to add an exciting edge to your ensemble.

Spring Trends

1st row: Jason Wu, Christian Dior, Christian Dior; 2nd row: Chanel, Prada, Prada,; 3rd row: Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy.

Blue is always a classic choice when it comes to colors.  I’m really into the dreamy, soft blues that came down the runways.  And, while that Chanel jacket will never be mine, I can still make something beautiful with linen!

Spring Trends

row 1: 3.1 Philip Lim, Louis Vuitton, Erdem; row 2: Erdem, Prada, Jason Wu; row 3: Acne, Burberry Prorsum, Louis Vuitton.

I tend to avoid yellow clothing- having previously held the belief that yellow flatters NO skin tone.  I will fully admit how wrong I was now.  If done right, yellow looks fantastic.  I can’t wait to incorporate a striking yellow number into my wardrobe.  I am also on the hunt for a delicate, pale yellow dress to complete my life.

*Did you gain some colorful fashion inspiration?  Don’t forget- there will be a sale on the new colors for IL020 linen in the very near future! You will receive an email from when the sale begins- so make sure you are signed up for our emails.  Please feel free to share your colorful linen ideas by leaving a comment! I’d love to hear what your ideas are!


  1. Joyce

    I am really ready to get sewing. I need to get my order in right away. I love the blues and the whites. I may try some of the pinks. Thank you for bringing this great post.

  2. Joy

    This has been one of the most inspiring posts, Nicole! I’m excited about the new colors and thinking up patterns for them. As they will probably be a bit sheer, what would you recommend as underling for them? The same linen in maybe a cream or white? Thanks!!

  3. Cat

    I concur with Ann. The new colors are just horrid. Personally, I wouldn’t be caught dead in any of them. I have bought from f-s previously. I use linen in recreating Renaissance gowns. I like that sells decent violet and dark greens.

  4. jennifer lawless

    Excellent presentation. There is a lot here and you have focused on the tints that will work so well in linen silouettes. I create a lot of layered pieces so these will be terrific for my clients, say spring 2012, yet softly. I also need memo swatches, what do you have available?
    Good job Nicole!

  5. Ann Botsis

    Personally? Major EWE! I don’t think there’s a single color in that lineup that I would even remotely consider wearing. To each their own, of course, but all I can say is “Gross! Blech!” LOL

  6. laurel

    ok, now you got me. i have not previously ordered from you. not out of meanness, but because i make specific things, and need specific colors……i LOVE LOVE LOVEEE these new colors. finally, out of the boho reenacting colorway into some hot NOW colors! i make reenactment clothing all the time from some bolts of (sigh, i know) cheaper linen prints and linen crepes, but THIS will make me buy for myself and my daughters wardrobes for this spring and summer. cannot wait, these are the colors we WANT!

  7. Susan Baiamonte

    Is it possible to send me a full set of color samples on the new linens? I am looking for a weight that I can use for slipcovers and drapes.

    I need a good neutral for my 2012 projects!
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  8. SuzyMcQ

    Thank you so much for the info about these new colors! They are the perfect pick me up for the long winter that I think has finally arrived. Can not wait for the sale because I’ve been dying to make some scarves and the sale is the perfect time to stock up!

    Love your promotions, newsletters and info. Keep up the good work!

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