Friday, May 14, 2010

color indecision


The dress is going together now, but I'm having second thoughts about my trim color.  I found some silk shantung in a darker pewter green color, and I've spent the past few days cutting bias strips, carefully basting it to the edges, making buttons, and twisting cord out of embroidery floss.  But now that it's coming together, I don't think I like it.  It almost overpowers the delicate green of the main fabric.  Now I'm wondering if I should switch the green trim out for off-white, like I had in my design sketch.  

So what do y'all think about the darker green trim - yea or nay?  It would cost a couple hours of work to  change it, but nothing too serious.   I'm about to hit the point of no return though, so I have to decide by tomorrow. 

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I like the darker. At least in your picture, I think the darker trim really highlights the light stripe.

wyz-azz said...

I like the green. I think the off-white would wash out.

padawansguide said...

Actually, I really like it!

devikat said...

I really like it... I think it looks more tailored.

textileowl said...

The darker color really makes the contrast stand out between it and the off-white and lighter grey. And as devikat said, it looks more tailored.

Cathy Raymond said...

I think the green is fine, and I agree with having a darker color for the contrast, but I would have gone with a blue gray--the green looks kind of drab to me.

You've gone this far--I say stay with the green, at this point. The off-white would definitely lack character.

Gwen said...

I like it as is.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

I agree with the others, a darker trim will make the trim design stand out more.

acorngirl said...

I agree with the rest. the color combo you have in the picture looks very tailored and snazzy!

And... waitaminute... Kelly, you know Jenn?? Worlds colliding! Worlds colliding!!

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