Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking

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Indie, darling: Best Indie Patterns for Colour blocking

Yes, I spell colour with a ‘u’ – I am Canadian. Colour, doughnut, flavour, favourite, honour, etc. They just don’t look right without the u! ANYways, enough of that. I was playing with photoshop the other day, and it got me thinking about all the cool patterns released lately that offer nice fabric blocking opportunities. Whether you want to play with colour, print, or texture, there are some great options available and it seems to be a trend for spring 2017.  It has also been a looooong time since the last Indie, Darling post, so I am overdue for one of these pattern round-ups!

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking

It can be hard to envision colour blocking if the samples don’t include it, but we can usually tell whether a pattern would work well for this by looking at the line drawings. Let’s take a look at some of the options available!

 

Woven Fabrics:

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Karri Dress by Megan Nielsen

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Saltbox Top
by Blueprints for Sewing  

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Tea House Top & Dress
by Sew House Seven

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Farrow Dress
by Grainline Studio

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Safor Skirt
from Pauline Alice

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Colfax Dress
by True Bias

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Phillipa Dress, Skirt, and Top by Muse Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Hannah Dress
by Victory Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Cascade Duffle Coat
by Grainline Studio

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Helmi Dress
by Named Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Datura Blouse
by Deer & Doe

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Iris Dress
by Tessuti Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Hayden Top by Seamwork Magazine

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Blaire Shirtdress
by Style Arc Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
View Ridge Top
by Straight Stitch Designs


 

Knit Fabrics:

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Zadie Dress
by Tilly and the Buttons
This pattern has an accompanying colouring sheet so you can play with blocking – genius!

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Zircon Sweater
from Paprika Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Sophie Swimsuit
by Closet Case Files

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Camas Blouse
by Thread Theory

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Selene Skirt
from Colette Patterns
Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Ensis Tee by Papercut Pattenrs

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Washington Dress
by Cashmerette Patterns

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Lane Raglan
by Hey June Handmade

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Heather Dress
by Sew Over It

 

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Pacific Leggings
 by Sewaholic

 

Of course, you don’t need a pattern with blocking lines to do colour blocking. It is pretty easy to slash a pattern where you want to block and simply add in the seam allowances. Check out my fabric blocking on this Kenedy Dress, this post on colour blocking the Panama Tee pattern from Alina Design Co, or this tutorial on colour blocking your Archer shirt from Grainline Studio.

Blocking can help you to reduce your fabric stash and create something really unique using different fabrics! Share your colour blocking projects in the comments below!


 

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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

4 Comments on “Indie, darling: Best Indie Patterns for Colour blocking”

  1. While it isn’t an indie pattern, McCall’s M7538 (color blocked tee and dress) caught my eye. It could be great for scrap busting.

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