What I love most about this dress (and almost all the dresses) made by @omogecreations is the mixture of different patterns. Dresses like this, have you walking around like a beautiful piece of art. I’ve found that not everyone knows how to perfectly mix fabrics of different patterns.
Just in case you’d love to create something like this for yourself, I’d share with you a rule of thumb I go by when mixing patterns, and this isn’t limited to only clothes, you can apply it when choosing furnishings (like your curtains, accent pillows, center rugs, lamp shades…) for your home.
How to mix different fabric patterns
It’s important to note that, patterns come in two major categories
- Organic patterns : patterns inspired by nature e.g Floral, jacquard, paisley, animal prints etc,
- Geometric patterns: Patterns that are more structured and repetitive. The designs may be symmetrical or abstract e.g stripes, polka dots, zigzags, checks etc
When mixing different patterns remember they should have one or two unifying elements for them to blend well e.g color, size, scale. What I mean is, if using patterns that vary in scale/size make sure they have same color combination.
Option 1: Mix a patterned fabric with any bold solid color (easy breezy)
Option 2– (a) Mix one organic pattern with one geometric pattern in a neutral color, or (b) Organic pattern with a geometric pattern in the main color on your “pivotal” pattern that you want to highlight
e.g (a) blue floral pattern with black and white stripes or (b) blue floral pattern with any color from the pattern (here I chose to highlight the red color in the blue floral pattern)
As seen here…
Option 3– Use one organic pattern in (a) the same color but different scales/sizes OR (b) in the same scale but different colors
e.g (a) Purple, large scale paisley fabric with purple, small scale paisley fabric (b) White, large paisley fabric and black, large paisley fabric
Option 4– Mix different organic fabrics with the same color combination.
As seen here…
I hope you enjoyed my “tutorial”… Remember to use the hashtag #iamboojahgirl if you’re inspired.
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