Hot! Upcoming Theme: Mix It Up

Next week’s theme calls for us to sew something using at least two different prints. I have a pretty difficult time when it comes to mixing prints so to provide everyone with a little inspiration, here are a few dresses that seem to do that quite well. And if all else fails, go with patchwork!

From Dolce & Gabbana:

From Anthropologie:





Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Hmm, looks like I’m accidentally participating in this challenge as I have a couple of “irons in the fire” with mixed prints… cool!

  2. If someone wants to make item #2 from D&G there’s a pattern by Koos van den Akker /Vogue that will cover your mix-print needs…

    I’ve had this pattern in my collection for a year now and have yet to work up the stash scraps for such an undertaking.

    • Oh I have this pattern, it was my second options, it’s a challenge to find that many fabrics that worked together.

  3. If you own an overlocker/serger with flatlock capabilities,this is the time to bust a move you’ve never busted and try color blocking…yes, so different fabrics together with a flatlock stitch. Works best with jerseys and knits. Sew big chunks of fabrics together THEN lay out your pattern pieces for the most-talked about garment of the year!

  4. I’m doing pjs this week. All of those dresses are lovely but the dress fabrics that I ordered just don’t work together in person.

  5. Two different prints, I have just ventured into color, this is really pushing me outside the linew, but I love it.

  6. I’m taking the easy route and making a little dress for my daughter that’s been on my worktable for ages.. It’s the worlds most hideous deer print with some spots, but she’s besotted with it… We’ll see how it turns out…