Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What to Wear this Weekend: Color Blocking

I'm enjoying all of the wonderful guest blog posts featuring weekend glam projects! And this one is no exception.  Thank you Linda for sharing this recent make. You can keep up with Linda's sewing adventures on her blog, Danvillegirl.blogspot.com.

While reading reviews at Pattern Review, I discovered a new to me online fabric store-Sew Much Fabric.  I liked a reviewer’s fabric so much that I wanted some for myself.  I did acquire that particular fabric; there was another one that also caught my attention, it was called Scallops (now sold out-other knits here). 

The design was wavy and straight horizontal lines of black, gray, golden brown with silver metallic threads running vertically.  Not really knowing what I wanted to make with this fabric I ordered several yards.

Recently I took the plunge and decided to use this lovely fabric and made McCall’s 7019.  I chose to make View A and View B.  View A has an even hemline front and back while View B has a longer back and contrasting fabric.  I wanted to use the contrasting fabric and keep an even hemline.



For the front piece I used the Scallop fabric as well as for the upper back.  For the lower back piece which comes forward to the front I used a solid black double knit from my fabric stash.  I also used this for the neck and sleeve bands.



I like the look for this combination and have received numerous positive comments about the fabric and style.  The fabric was a great knit to work with both from a cutting and sewing perspective.  I have enough left over to make a skirt which is my next project.


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