Now, I don't usually gravitate to prints in my wardrobe, because I consider them somewhat limiting and hard to wear, and I've always tried to follow the "three things" rule when shopping for (or sewing) clothes. The rule states that whatever you buy/sew/acquire for your wardrobe should go with at least three things already in your wardrobe.
Also, I've always considered solids more chic. I'm a bit of a prints bigot, if you like. It's so easy for prints to look dated, wrongly proportioned and sometimes, a little cheap, depending on how they're used. Prints are for scarves, right?
None of my style icons are prints ladies. Check out the fabulous Diana Rigg as the even more fabulous Emma Peel
|Emma Peel and John Steed: Solid black and champagne!|
Still, I'm going the extra mile for this challenge. Letting other people tell me what to sew is one thing. Sewing it in fabric I may not be able to figure out how to wear chicly is a whole other thing. But, who knows? It may take me into wonderful new fashion territory!