If you’re friends with me on Facebook, well then you know I’ve been scheming about fabric. Again. But more specifically I’ve been ruminating on colorblocking.
Last summer when I was in a linen buying frenzy from Fabricmart, I bought several colors of the couture linens: fuchsia, orange, brown, tan, white and navy. I bought the orange and fuchsia linen particularly to make a color blocked sheath dress. I have always loved that color combo. LOVED!!! I think my sister does too.
My original thinking was that I would just use my TNT sheath dress, B5147, for the pattern.
I was going to do something simple like one of these combos. Don’t laugh at my lack of drawing ability please.
But when I posted it on Facebook for my sewing friends to view, Lindsay T gently suggested that I could be more adventurous with my color blocking. So then I went onto the interwebs to see what I could see. I put together a mixture of the ones I liked.
But some of those colorblocking patterns would require more pattern jiggering than I am capable of without a dressform (I haven’t bought one yet). So then I had the bright idea of finding a pattern which had interesting seaming that would be suitable for colorblocking. These are the patterns I already have stashed that might work…
Vogue 1123 has great seam lines. I could see the either the pink or the orange on the sides with the opposite color in the middle.
Vogue 8594 also has great bones for color blocking. I would most likely use the fuchsia for the upper bodice and the orange for the side insets in front and back.
New Look 6799 has some possibilities, but the color blocking will be more subtle with only the rounded neck and waist sections being the opportunities.
I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. I need to ponder it a bit yet. And now I have a new idea to throw into the ring too, I could use three colors for the color blocking. I’m thinking of either adding the navy or white into the mix. Not sure yet though.
Feel free to give me your two cents. I’m open to all suggestions. I won’t promise to use your suggestions, but I sure do want to hear your suggestions. Ideas are welcome!