I have a little surprise for you all today – I surprised myself actually! My new dress isn’t just a red tartan dress, it is a red-tartan-and-leopard-print dress!
It was originally intended to be plain red tartan, and after cutting it out I put it down on my machine – next to some remnants of leopard that just happened to be there – and the fabrics went Zing! Sew-me-together! Now!
Well, I didn’t do exactly what the fabrics told me to do. I slept on the idea first, then sewed them together 😉
But it got me thinking – mostly I err on the side of matchy-matchy, but every now and then I chance upon a crazy combination that I do like. It may step out of your comfort zone and not be to everyone’s taste, so it takes a certain confidence to pull it off. I think that confidence comes from totally loving the mix on a personal level, having faith in your own taste and ideas – that way it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks!
Do you like to mix and match fabrics that clash? Spots and stripes perhaps? Maybe your thing is paisley and crochet granny squares! What are your favourite clashy combos?!