Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Safe(?) Print Mixing: Floral (DIY) + Stripes

I love shopping for fabric.  Every bolt that catches my eye yields so many creative possibilities.  The blue and green floral print below was something that appealed to me instantly as a great skirt material.  To make the florals more casual, I dipped my toe into print-mixing with my go-to: stripes.

Thin shirt stripes + bold belt stripes + floral = safe print mix?

Martin + Osa Blue Striped Button Down
DIY Floral Skirt
DIY Striped Belt
Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel
Target Pearl Necklace

Leather Horsebit Bracelet (bought here, but no longer available)
DIY Navy / White Nautical Bracelet
DIY Pearl Bracelet
Timex Watch + J. Crew Strap

Patterned this skirt off of my nautical / military DIY skirt

What are some safe print mixes for you?

Have you signed up for PFC #17?  
This month we have a colorful challenge involving a bowl of candy ;)

16 comments:

  1. hey, you! i wish i knew what it was like to shop for fabric. i am clueless about sewing and DIY projects... but I am eager to see if I can do it. i can't get a sewing machine until i check off a few things i need to get for the house first on my list... this is such a pretty print! love the colors, and it goes really well with the neutral gucci pumps you have on. i always love the way you use your accessories. my safe mixing of patterns.... well, i just don't think.... i just put it together, and if i think it works, then i just go for it... so can't really say. btw, you are so sweet. thanks for the compliments on my legs... i haven't been that diligent this year with running... but when i do, it's usually on the treadmill, and i do intervals. sometimes i put in on incline on 1 or 2... up to 3 sometimes, but i'm afraid of getting bulky, so i don't do much higher than that. how's your running going? you look great, s!!! :) hope you have a great day, and hope the babies are well. :)

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  2. Great print mix! Stripes + floral is one of the print mixes I feel the most comfortable with, especially when the sizes of the prints vary.

    And I am, once again, SO impressed with your sewing skills.

    www.petiteonapenny.com

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  3. Your sewing is awesome. Great combination!

    -Tina
    www.2petite.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, so many DIY projects. You are so talented! The patterns all work and it looks great together!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Every time you show a DIY :) I'm inspired to make something and go to the fabric store! Just need to find that time to do that piece of sewing! Love all your accessories!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  6. cute combo! the floral print and the color looks fantastic on you. you're so good at DIY. Have you ever done this professionally (because you should!)?

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  7. i think its pretty safe :) i feel like your style is changing so much recently, i love it!

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  8. Love the mix! I dont think I have mixed patterns yet!

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  9. For me, safe pattern mixing is always florals+stripes! It can look bold, but it almost always works and looks so cute together! I really like how you mixed these patterns, it looks so easy and well put-together. (And love the scheme!) Your bracelet with the leather band and the horse bit on it is so fantastic, Im going to have to go find one like it now! :)

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  10. Thanks for the reminder for the PFC! I better go find some candy..LOL I think you did a great job mixing prints. You did a fantastic job on the floral skirt:)

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  11. you daughter is sooo lucky to have you as a mom, i bet you sew a lot of her clothes! i love the skirt with the simple button down shirt. looking very pretty and classy!

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  12. I'm pretty inexperienced at print mixing. I'm not even sure what I'd do.

    PS. Fried pickles sounds like such a pregnant food. Haha. I'll give it a try based on your recommendation though!

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  13. 1st mixing of prints very subtle so yes for me! I love all print mixes, but don't do any of that myself ;). Unless it's unintentional and I arrive at work smacking my head ;) I signed up for the challenge, but then I had a last min. business trip this weekend, so I might not pull anything off for it. Sorry! Can't wait to see everyone have fun with candy!

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  14. I love this! The print mixing is perfect!! I really wish I could sew like you!!! You make so many amazing things!
    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm terrible at mixing prints which is why I tend to look at bloggers like yourself for inspiration.

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