Way way back in January, Charlotte of the blog seamripped wrote about how her taste in fabric was radically different from her taste in clothing.
I’ve been meaning to write about this ever since. Because I’ve noticed the same thing.
As I said in my comment, I love neutral colors and I wear a lot of warm and muted pinks. I wear tons of black, ivory, and camel.
But if you look at my fabric stash, you’ll find the color best represented there is blue. Why? I have no idea.
I also have lots of lovely colorful and bold prints in my fabric stash, even though I really prefer classic patterns (checks, stripes, dots with the occasional awesome floral).
I think there’s a tendency to go for more attention-getting colors and prints in the fabric store because they aren’t in context. You’re judging them purely on their own aesthetic value, rather than the look of an entire garment. A nice black wool looks sort of boring on the bolt, but can look amazing in the context of a beautiful coat.
What do you think? Are your fabric choices at odds with the colors and prints you actually wear?