Most people wouldn’t agree, but we argue it’s a talent to know how to mix different fabrics for dressmaking, in unique styles. It requires creativity, personal style, and a flair for the extraordinary. Fabrics can be the most beautiful things, and when you have varieties to play with? Even better!
Browsing stores isn’t what some of us love to do, not when your purse doesn’t always agree with your taste. As you can imagine, there are different fabrics for dressmaking to choose from for your next sewing project. How about a few insights on fun ways to keep up with your style without breaking the bank?
Check out this perfect guide on how to mix different fabrics for any occasion.
1. Adire, Chiffon, and Taffeta
Although contrasting in texture, chiffon and taffeta are considerably versatile in trained hands. With both smooth and gauzy in texture, and the possibility of any fabric dyed to become Adire, one can get away with creative and beautiful designs to booth with these three.
Luckily, if you cannot find any chiffon material that suits your Adire style, there’s the option of chiffon adire. Awesome. We know. Better still, do you know you can tie-and-dye all by yourself? That’s a plus for creativity.
Look here for a step by step guide on how to make simply patterned Adire in the comfort of your home.
2. Silk, Lace, and Tulle
We know you’re familiar with this combo as they’re very popular with wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. We can only think the popularity is due to the sheer elegance of them, particularly in a mix. Lace adds some delicateness to the smooth consistency of silk. And Tulle, some flair and flare.
3. Lace, Chiffon, and Crepe
The beauty of this is the contrast between the hauteur of lace, and the bold, solid texture of crepe, or the smooth, gliding feel of chiffon. Your choice. When done right, any of these mixes are absolutely gorgeous.
4. Lace and Ankara
Nailing this mix can be dicey, which is why it’s safe to stay with cord and net laces. No going overboard with the flowers and frills, except you’re really confident it will turn out a total knock-off. Pair your ankara or dyed fabric with simply colored lace to give the entire piece of clothing the edgy look between play and party casual.
5. Ankara mix
Patterns can now clash without total chaos, as fashion designers have let loose their creative juices to inspire really beautiful pieces of mixed ankara fabrics. Who would have thought flowery and geometric ankara designs cool in a mix
6. Ankara, Denim, and Organza
This mix is the absolute spec you’d find yourself wishing your tailor could sew. Organza is by nature, bold, particularly when you want to make a statement. Add that to the ethnocentricity of ankara, and you turn heads. Or, make yourself pop with the chic vibe of denim coupled with an ankara mash-up. For us, this particular category is a must-have.
Let us know what you think about our guide on how to mix different fabrics! We’d love to hear your thoughts on other different fabrics for dressmaking.
Don’t forget to like and share.
Enjoyed this read? Go here for more on fabrics.