Bold Fabric and Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
June 17, 2009 by Kate Martinez
As many of you have likely noticed, I tend to be drawn to simple fabrics (hmm and I say this right after making that bold apron…I think that was fairly out of character for me). Often I pick fabrics that have an appealing texture, but not as much going on in the color or pattern department. I have been thinking lately that it might be interesting to try and step outside my comfort zone a bit. I have been inspired by some recent posts to the Build Your Wardrobe Flickr Group.
Ginny Rae crafted this bold skirt from a dress shirt. I absolutely love the bold colors and graphic pattern. It reminds me of this skirt from that famed store we all know and love.
Photo Courtesy of Ginney Rae
And take a look at this beauty from Wendy of West 38th.
- Photo Courtesy of Wendy Knox
Finally, this top is by Shear Delight. I love the feminine style of this top, paired with the modern fabric.
Photo Courtesy of Shear Delight
It seems to me that the next step for me is to get some bold, colorful fabric and do some experimenting. I am admiring Nani Iro’s new collection, maybe one of her fabrics will be just the ticket!
As a crafter, what materials and patterns do you tend to gravitate towards? Have you ever stepped outside your comfort zone…what was your experience like?