It's not always easy to achieve the right look when combining two or more fabrics. Pulling all the different elements together to create a great looking garment is a definite skill. There are so many things to consider - size, shape, colours, design, proportions. Some lucky sewists have the knack of co-ordinating fabrics with ease. Others, like me, have to work at it.
Amy, from Sews n Bows, paired two unlikely fabrics with a striking result. Large stripes with a bold floral - no way would I have thought to put those two fabrics together, but they work brilliantly.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on co-ordinating fabrics, showing some of my successes and failures. Practise makes perfect, or so the saying goes. Ha, ha... I have a long way to go, but I find it is becoming easier.
There's another post on the topic that you may find interesting - combining fabrics for crazy patchwork, where I posed a couple of questions. The reader comments contain a wealth of information.
Amy added her gorgeous dress to the Dresses for Girls link party. There are a few new links you may like to check out...
- Spring Verona Dress
- Stella Summer Dress
- Hermione Hi-Low Hem Dress
- Love and Peace Dress
- Strawberry Dress