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« on: December 29, 2008 07:39:02 PM »

i often see dots with strips and checksand flowers her on crafters that combin and make beautiful ensembles. how to you chose which colors go well together? just looking for advice cause i am color blind when it comes to fashion. also how do you accesorize?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009 03:02:03 PM »

I wish I could help you! Usually,  I just get a "feel" for the fabrics that seem right together.  Usually, there are exact color matches that make it ok, and other times there are just families of colors that work.  I would put a dot with a stripe if they are exact matches.  I would put florals together if they just had the same general shades.  Does this even help?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009 01:47:03 AM »

I'm always impressed by the way some people can combine fabric too, I think it's bit of a gift!  It doesn't come naturally to me  Sad , but I started out by combining a print with a polkadot.  So if you had a flowery print with green, red, white and blue, you could put a contrast band of any of those colours in a polkadot.  A nice contrast but not too tricky!

The fabric designers sometimes put them in groups by name (like Carnaby Street by Robert Kaufman) that use the same tones and those can usually be combined.  Also, bricks and mortar fabric shops often arrange fabrics by what goes together.  And I sometimes look at the fat quarter bundles for sale on Etsy as the sellers will group together fabrics that can be combined!  Wink

I'm pretty sure there's a good thread on this board on the same  question, I'll try and find it for you... 

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