EASY Color-block Dress Tutorial

Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial

I’m obsessing over all things color-block this week and showing you how easy it is to recreate it yourself!

I’m always about not recreating the wheel, it was one of the first things I learned about in design school and this look is much easier to recreate than you think especially when you use an already made pattern! For those with no time to make this look yourself, I’ll you show my favorite looks that inspired this week’s post below!

Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial

Left to right: No. 21 (currently on sale), MLM Label, Faithfull the BrandEdith A. Miller

For those with a little time and some sewing skills, I’m using Burda pattern 7034, I’ve blogged about this look many times before in the past (Denim Dress and DIY Christian Siriano), it’s a fantastically easy pattern to whip up! No matter what pattern you decide to use, color-blocking is EASY.

Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial

In this particular case,

  1. I cut across the top of the bodice and shoulder seam (matching pattern seams so the lthe color-block line goes straight across).
    With all the pattern slicing I made. I had 6 pieces,

    1. Top Front bodice half,
    2. Lower Front bodice half,
    3. Top Back bodice half,
    4. Lower Back bodice half,
    5. Top Arm pattern,
    6. Lower Arm pattern,
  2. Add seam allowances to the new seam lines you created,
  3. Sew seams back together,
  4. Continue to sew pattern according to pattern directions. Pretty easy stuff, right?

Whether you buy it or make it yourself, it’s a pretty easy trend to jump on!! Which brings new life to many of my older patterns, I’d love to know what patterns you will try this with in the future! Thanks for stopping by and have a glamorous day!

xo/ r i v a


Fabric – Joann Fabrics, it’s currently no longer available – sorry!
Pattern – Burda 7034
Shoes – MICHAEL Michael Kors Plate Jelly Sandals
Purse – Nicole Lee Kiley Dome Bag
Sunglasses – Brass Plum at Nordstrom
Hair, beach waves – BeachWaver curling wand
Easy Color Blocked Dress Tutorial

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