My sewing class has now evolved into a fashion course. I’m very excited about this course as a whole because I have always wanted to make my own clothes. Now that I’m learning to sew it feels like a whole range of neat things have opened up to me. The only downside is nice fabric is expensive. Kind of puts a damper on things when you realize how much you have to spend only to take it home and assemble it yourself. I’m really hoping the quality of the fabrics and sewing will make it worth it. Since the only apparel I’ve made so far is a pair of shorts that don’t fit, it’s hard to evaluate so far.
Color is a very important element in clothing. To help with understanding it, my first assignment was to make a color wheel. I pulled out my high school water colors and created this masterpiece.
It was just like high school art class! A bonus: I remembered how fun water color is. I’ll have to pull them out more often.
There’s many ways to use the color wheel to figure out your outfit.
Analogous – Hues that are next to each other on the color wheel.
It could be blue, blue-green, green, or green, yellow-green, yellow. In this example, it’s yellow-orange, orange, red-orange.
Complementary – Colors that are across from each other.
In this case, it’s red and green (for the season), but other examples are blue and orange, and violet and yellow.
Triad – Three colors that are equally spaced from each other.
Pretend I’m better at equally dividing a circle, and here is blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange. Other examples could be the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue, and then green, orange, and red-violet.
There’s definitely many other ways to use color, but those are the basics.