Color Factory

The Color Factory is a 16-room interactive exhibit immersed in a rainbow of colors. This experience is best attended with a partner or group. The first room included a partner project with tasty treats! Several rooms included treats such as compatible candy gummies, macaroons, and ice cream.


For this event I sewed McCall's pattern #M7803 view A - a misses top with a peplum hem, deep slit neckline, front tie, center back invisible zipper, and 3/4 wide raglan sleeves. I chose not to add the extra flounce on the end of the sleeves, but other than that the shirt is made without any adjustments.


One thing to keep in mind is the weight or stiffness of the interfacing that you use for the center front facing. I chose a lighter-weight interfacing since the fabric is soft, however the points of the center front V neckline do not stand as straight as I would have liked. And I personally should have closed the slit up by about an inch for a little more modesty. But I would give this shirt pattern a 10/10 I LOVE the flattering shape it gives - the back bodice contours to the body and then gives a cute flare at the peplum while the front has a tie that hides anything unflattering. The raglan sleeves add a nice additional touch to the details. And the addition of the deep slit in the center front adds a younger element to the pattern.


For this shirt I created a custom striped print and printed 2 yards of Silky Faille on Spoonflower.com. The fabric is lightweight and soft with a little bit of hold which prevents it from wrinkling easily. I printed my fabric at 150dpi half-drop repeat.


The diagonal stripes of the print are a rainbow of colors including lime green, lemon yellow, bubblegum pink, chocolate brown, aqua blue, and royal blue, and a punch of purple. If you look closely you will notice that none of the stripes completely match up except for the red and yellow. This is an homage to my sorority, Chi Omega. I've been told that this print looks like sprinkles. So to check out my Sprinkles print click here


To learn more about printing fabrics from Spoonflower, and to see another custom print check out my Valentines Day/ Rose Print blog post here.