If you're mad for plaid, or love a good gingham, then the latest episode of Bravo's Project Runway won't disappoint. Designers went big and bold with an editorial take on prints: think head-to-toe looks that don't hold back. Here at Bluprint, prints are basically our love language, so naturally we're feeling super inspired to bring a little more pattern into the world.
Dye Your Own Fabric
Picking the perfect fabric is the key to rocking a full-body print. But what if you don't have a killer fabric shop nearby? No sweat, just dye your own fabric! Start by creating simple patterns, then keep layering on more patterns and dye until you have a runway-ready creation.
Use All the Prints
If one print is good, then five prints are better. There are no rules here that say you can't mix and match your prints, so don't hold back when you stitch up this T-shirt for yourself. Stripes as a neutral? Yes, please!
Have Your Cake
Prints are super versatile — they look great on fabric, but are equally gorgeous on cakes. Instead of a head-to-toe look, how about a tier-to-tier pattern? We love how tiles of fondant create a bold patterned look on this color block cake. Maybe the designers should consider walking one of these down the runway...
Let's Sharpen Your Skills!
On every episode of Bravo’s Project Runway, you can bet a designer will struggle with something creatively. If only they had Bluprint on the brain! Each week, we’ll highlight a few of our favorite mishaps (been there!) — and share easy ways to fix them.
Sewing with prints presented a few technical challenges — those stripes have to line up from seam to seam. No sweat, though: with a bit of planning, we can all have perfectly matched stripes .
Hot Glue to the Rescue
We saw more than one designer bust out their hot glue gun this week. While they may seem straightforward, having these tips from our glue-gun guru would have made life easier for everyone.
Project Runway airs on Bravo Thursday nights at 8/7c