Patchwork is often associated with fixing holes or adding a cutesy detail to a garment. That’s why it’s a lovely surprise to see patchwork come into its own as a really beautiful detail. These Erdem dresses play with pattern and color to create a unique fabric design. Think about ways you can make patchwork beautiful like these dresses. These are simple silhouettes and it’s the fabric that really makes them stand out.
The edgy leather dress plays with the different textures of leather to create an interesting effect. You don’t have to use leather to get this look, think about double sided fabrics with different textures such as charmeuse. The shiny and matte sides, while the same color, have two very distinct looks.
This dress has a patchwork look but instead of being actual patchwork it’s a printed pattern. While it’s tricky to find a good print, you can always try your hand at making your own with sites such as Spoonflower.
What do you think? Do you like the patchwork look? How would you incorporate it into your sewing?