Colour, texture and prints are a great way to add interest to a sewing project! I recently reorganised my wardrobe and was impressed by the diversity in colours I had! Over the last few years I have basically eliminated black from my style as I found I was hardly wearing it and much prefer brown and Navy Blue!
As I thrift most of my fabrics I often find my fabric before I have a project in mind for it. I let my imagination run from there, thinking of colour combinations and little contrasting details I could use to bring the project to life.
I really want to experiment with colour blocking! I love the interesting asymmetrical designs they created in the 40s and how they could take a simple silhouette and create drama and interest with just a few coloured panels!
I’m really into textures at the moment too. Linen is my favourite along with full bodied cottons and soft rayon. I think they add depth to a design and increase the authenticity for a vintage look.
For a long time I only sewed with prints 😅 I loved ditsy florals and found plain coloured fabrics boring. This resulted in a full wardrobe with nothing that went together 😓 I have learnt to like sewing with plain coloured fabric and enjoy adding top stitching and pocket details to jazz them up. Matching prints with plain complimentary fabrics is also pretty fun as you can exaggerate a subtle colour in a print.
I don’t think I have an overall favourite colour but I am very drawn to orange right now 🧡 Do you have a favourite colour palette or print? .
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