Project Runway Recap: 3 Ways to Get Inspired From This Week's Show on Bravo

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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.

You'll learn a series of easy fabric manipulation techniques: pleating, folding, rubber bands and so on.

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!

Meet Marcy and Katherine Tilton and get an overview of the pattern included with your class. This flattering French-cut T-shirt is fitted through the bust, then skims the rest of the body. Katherine and Marcy encourage you to experiment with proportion, harmony and balance as you plan your tee.

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...

Meet your instructor, cake decorator and artist Allison Kelleher, as she introduces you to the four art-inspired cakes you'll make in this class. Then, get started creating the fondant triangles that are the base of all of your mosaic cakes. Allison shares her technique for creating smooth cutouts that keep their shape.

Angela Walters is back in action in RUNWAY REMAKE, our exclusive digital series that takes its cues from Bravo's Project Runway challenges. Tune in to see how she mixes random prints from her stash to make a gorgeous quilted wall hanging!

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.

Pattern Matching

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

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