Challenge 7 is mixed prints
Mixed prints are a recent fashion trend. This challenge was to make an outfit of mixed prints and come up with a story on where you would wear it. This was an excuse to delve into my fabric stash and look at the print fabrics in a whole new way. I usually store fabric by fabric content or by color schemes (great for SWAP planning). I pulled all the prints out these storage bins and piled them on the table looking for interesting and unique pairings. It was a real challenge.
Prints can be mixed on one garment like a dress of coat or you can wear separates, each in a different print.
Regarding print separates, one style blog commented that mixing prints was scary, but pointed out that once you get a handle on it and start creating combo’s you have never tried before, your wardrobe combinations and permutations increase exponentially, you can get dressed faster and you will impress your fashion friends effortlessly. Well, I appreciate her positive spin on it.
I chose to go with the separates option so I can also wear the garments in more sedate pairing with other items in my wardrobe. My comfort zone is mixing small scale prints, in the same color way. This is a holdover from my quilting days. I decided to push my comfort zone a bit in the print scale dept. But at my age, a motley mixed print combo combined with a bad hair day can come perilously close to "Bag Lady" look. So I made the garment silhouettes fitted and classic and the prints current and modern. So the outfit would look deliberately fashiony, if you know what I mean.
Here are the prints I chose.
I made three garments. Which garment from which fabric?
Pamela’s Pattern - The Magic Pencil Skirt,
Vogue 8262 OOP
|Pamela's pattern Magic Pencil Skirt|
Where am I going to wear this outfit?
The last challenge was announced. 3 pieces that can be worn together as one outfit or two outfits.
Argg, didn't I just sew that. So tired.........