Color Blocking the Cielo Top

Colorblocking the Cielo Top

Have you ever tried color blocking? Color blocking is an easy way to add a personal touch to your sewing. It has been a popular fashion trend the past several years, often combining vivid colors such as red and hot pink. My tastes tend toward the softer and more subtle, but that is why we sew our own clothes!

This month's Sew Some Fun sewing prompt was to try some color blocking so I chose the Cielo Top. I used this fun yellow dot double gauze from my stash and used the "wrong side" of the fabric for my color blocking. This top is a perfect choice for color blocking with its simple shape and fun accents. The contrasting sleeve cuffs and shoulder pieces give a simple way to play with the the contrast. I further added to the contrast by finishing the neckline with the binding turned to the right side rather than the wrong side as the pattern directs.

Back of color blocked cielo top.