Rippin Aint Easy - Color Blocking M6964 / M6706



Hey loves!! This week has been soooo hectic , but i made it thru ....barely :) .
OK so I had to dresses due in two weeks !! My daughters prom was yesterday and as I told you all in previous post , I am a contestant in the "Rippin Aint Easy" competition hosted by Pretty Girls Sew!

My dress was due for submisson Thursday of this week and hers i had to have completed Friday ... so it was definitely  a race to the finish line for me :- |



Our challenge this round was "Color Blocking"
What EXACTLTY is color blocking ? Well as taken from About Style.com : 

Colorblocking, is a method of wearing multiple solid colors in an outfit. It is sometimes written as color blocking, with two separate words. The outfit revolves around a palette of two or more colors, usually in bold and bright shades. The result is a simple yet very chic look. Prints and patterns are typically not used in colorblocking, as such designs would take away from the “blocked”
visual.


The pattern that they gave us to work with was McCall's 6706:


I chose to work with View E because it would give me the ability to really display the "Color Block Effect" .


 The next and hardest part of the challenge for me was  was figuring out what colors I wanted to use because I felt that was SUPER important . I wanted to use colors that complimented each other . I had recently traveled to Fine Fabrics in Norcross , Ga and purchased a medium weight Coral knit . I decide to use it because of the vibrant color but I still needed another color to compliment it . I decided to go with a creme knit to give the Coral the highest contrast possible!


I decided after picking the colors that I wanted to turn the skirt into a cute CHIC dress so I chose my old reliable M6964


I cant tell you how many times Ive used this pattern! Its super easy to contruct and the pattern gives you the freedom to alter it easily. I used it for the bodice and added cuffs to help run the colors into the bodice ! 






 I am so pleased with how it turned out !! 
I love the contrast in colors and I love how vibrant the Coral color is !! 



The entire thing was super easy to put together I had to trim a little off the bottom of the bodice so that the skirt fell at the natural waist line . 


I also added a side zipper to make it easy to get in and out of the dress !




Im so pleased and I hope I make it into the next round of the competition !!
Voting begins today so please follow the link at the bottom of this post to go vote for me !!! 
"Shundra D" is how I am listed !!














The Vote for in the 3rd Round of the "Rippin Aint Easy " Competition  follow this link : 






Rippin Aint Easy -  Color Blocking    M6964 / M6706

1 comment

  1. Oh i do like this - Oozes out pure chic - good luck with comp, you so deserve to get through :)

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