MAPLE LEOPARD: D.I.Y Color Block Dress

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

D.I.Y Color Block Dress







Hello friends,

  I 've been working on this color block dress awhile, and finally finished it.  The many days of hot  weather are to blame for my slacking. It's hard to glue yourself to the sewing machine when it's so nice out!

 I saw this trendy color block dress on the runway at the NW sewing expo last Feb.  It definitely has a retro flavor and I fell in love with it!  The model looked fabulous in the orange color scheme, so I chose it as well.  Fabrics that work great for this pattern are linen blends, ponte knits, and crepe.

 Although this color combination works best for spring and summer, it works for early fall too. The old rule about not wearing white after labor day no longer stands.  A jean jacket or blazer would pair great with this dress too.

Have you started making plans for your fall wardrobe yet?  Which trends are you most anxious to shop for?  I bought a few things already and am looking forward to layering up for the cooler temps.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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14 comments:

  1. OMG, wow Valerie, it looks like a designer dress! I really love it, love the style, the bright colors and you look amazing! Great job!!! xoxo Lara

    www.pepperandstyle.com

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    1. Awe thanks Lara, so kind of you!! I hope your day is amazing..I LOVE your new post, that baby bump suits you so well!!
      xoxoxo

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  2. I cannot believe you made this dress!!! It looks designer... and so fantastic on you, too!! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! I've been sewing since 13 , working on designing some pieces too- not much time for that with blogging and daytime job. Have a great day!

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  3. This is very impressive work! I love the dress, especially the retro feel to it.

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! Have a lovely day! Glad you could stop by :)

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  4. Wow, I can't believe you made that! So impressive, Valerie!

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    1. Awe thank you Jenn, that made my day! We need to meet up again soon!

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  5. Oh my goodness you made that dress? Amazing! It's adorable. :-)

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    1. Ha yes Sarah, but I was slacking and it took forever...what can I say this Seattle weather has been amazing.....no staying inside! Thank you so much!!

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  6. I love your colour block dress! I would not be able to rock this dress put you pull off so well and your neutral mules are to die for!
    http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Ana! So cool to be connected and talk blog stuff! Your style is amazing!

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