Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It's a polyester world! Ugh.
Above are the swatches that I ordered from Mood Fabric in NYC. I was originally thinking more of a traditional floral, but can't quite find anything I love, so I am settling in on loving this blue cirlce pattern. All the swatches are silk twill, and are lovely to hold in your hand. The silk charmeuse swatch had less body, still nice though, than I wanted. I want to do the waistband, a band around the hem, and a neckline facing from a solid color, while the rest of the dress is the patterned fabric. I think I like the lighter pattern, the one with the white background, but I am worried about shadows, etc, showing through the white background. Also I would use white to line it and white for the accent pieces mentioned above, waistband, etc. But I want them to appear solid white, not with any kind of shadow. I am underlining the dress with white silk organza. I have posted a question to Susan on my sewing class to see what she says about making sure the white stands out, so we will see. I hope she answers my question tomorrow.