Righty O. Now that my wrap dress is all done bar the hemming (and I am sooo pleased with it!) I really must start thinking about my dress for Brother in Law’s wedding.
As you know, I’ve already decided on this pattern:
A Vogue re-print of a vintage pattern. I’ve read reviews and that the yoke and sleeves are attached together and then inserted in the dress (apparently). I also know that I need 5 yards of fabric (eek) plus a bit of contrast for the yoke.
I’ve decided on a taffeta for the main part of the dress and after my last online musings about it, Ginger suggested a charcoal colour, Symondezyn suggested Navy and Anne a dark gold or bronze colour. Originally I’d been thinking about a dark teal. So with these new ideas in my mind I ordered some swatches.
Unfortunately my budget does not run to silk taffeta, so these are all polyester. I’ll underline the bodice in cotton muslin (the fine cheesecloth fabric) just so it’s nicer against my skin
So, from left to right we have a dark teal, a colour called ‘Slate’ which is somewhere between Navy and a gold/bronze colour, and a dark grey/silver called ‘Pewter’. I love all three colours!
I scored a gorgeous pair of black sued Mary Jane style shoes on eBay which I intend to wear with the dress with back seamed tights or stockings. All of the above colours would work really well with this idea and I just can’t choose at the moment! I’m looking for your advice; Teal, Slate or Pewter?
I’ve made a little poll up in the top right corner, so vote away!