Stripes can be a simple pattern on their own, but pairing them with solids or stripes of different sizes can be a lot of fun! Here we’ve pulled stripes and solids from our collection of deadstock knits. Because all of these knits are similar in weight, it will be easy to combine any of them into one garment if we wish!
How best to bring patterned fabrics together? There are no hard and fast rules, but we recommend consulting some principles of design as a starting point:
- It is helpful for coordinating fabrics to share some common colors
- Coordinating fabrics with patterns of different scale are more visually interesting than patterns of the same scale
- In addition to varying the scale of patterns, you can vary the types of patterns in your outfit. Try pairing florals with stripes (or florals with plaids, or plaids with stripes) based on these principles
- These guidelines are merely suggestions! You may find that some of your favorite fabric combinations break one or more of these rules, and that’s definitely ok. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
We know it can be challenging to match fabrics online, so if you’re planning a project and need some assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out! We’re always happy to help with more information about color, scale, or using a specific fabric for a garment pattern. You can send us an email at [email protected] or ask us in person when you visit the shop.