It’s back! Here is another “sewing basics” for the summer. Color-blocking! On Project Runway Junior season two, I was one for a splash of color. I had the judges in awe with my piecing of fabric and color choices. So, in this post, I am here to share my secrets on how I get all those little pieces to something amazing! It takes a bit of time but in the end, it’s all worth it.
Here is a detailed video on how to color-block! I tried to explain it as much as I could. In the video, I decided to use a black and white cotton. I find that color-blocking with cotton is the easiest to do. However, it is possible to do it with other fabrics! I have tried it with scuba/neoprene, jersey, spandex, and tons of other fabric! Just make sure you take your time and each piece is sewn on correctly. Since there are so many pieces that come with color-blocking, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance will definitely make sure your design doesn't fall apart in the end! :)
Although it takes some time, color-blocking is the best way to spice up very simple silhouettes and even complicated ones! If you do it correctly with lots of patience, all of your hard work will pay off.
My original color-blocked designs:
Now that you're an expert at color-blocking, go ahead and make your own designs and see where it takes you! Be original and always have fun with your fashion! Life's short, so fashion should be enjoyable.
UPDATES: On September 9th, 2017, I will be showing a collection in NYC with Fashion Sizzle. If you’re in town, come check it out! More information can be found here. It never hurts to support up and coming artists and designers.