Sunday, April 8, 2012
The More Things Change...
I made this skirt and top back in the 1970's when I was a biology major at U.C. Irvine. I was less an anomaly for sewing my own clothes (lots of girls did back then) than for being a biology major. (That was considered a little quirky.)
Patchwork has languished in fashion since the hippie chick styles of the seventies, but I see signs of a resurgence. What else is "color-blocking" but Mondrian Patchwork?
This new HotPatterns Skirt caught my eye, but more importantly, gave me lots of ideas.
What if I took any center paneled design and inserted a patchwork panel?
for instance, a panel of silk patchwork in view D McCall's 6566, below:
This idea would work in almost any multi-seamed design. My proclivity for saving small pretty scraps is finally paying off! (Mr. Hunting Creek sighs. He claims that I have a box in my sewing room labeled, "Scraps Too Small To Be Saved")
Are you planning a garment featuring Patchwork or color-blocking? (Do you save small scraps too small to be saved?