Not sure why the term “color blocking” has diverged where the fashion industry and the home fashion-sewing industry intersect. The sewing enthusiast’s version of the term refers to areas of solid color placed in one garment. The fashion industry refers to solid color separates worn together as color blocking. Hmmmph.
Fashion Industry Application of the Term “Color Block”
A Fashion Sewing Enthusiast’s Color Blocked Garment
I’ve indulged myself before in a color block exercise (below), which was part of a group challenge pertaining to use of leftover fabric from other self-sewn garments. I have worn it excessively— that’s how much I love it.
Inspiration: New and Vintage
Inspired again, I am currently working on ideas for a color blocked garment that is also a daily wear piece (is there any other piece anymore?). First, some inspiration images — my favorite part of sharing stuff with you.
Sorting Out a New Color Block: Beachy Vibes
Hope you had a great Easter weekend. These days I am going through the annual Ramadan fasting routine, at the end of which I celebrate Eid. Yay. Missing my umpteen cups of tea.
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I absolutely love what you’re wearing in the pic — the style, the color, everything! Looking great!
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