Yay or nay?

- Fabrics

After fiddeling this rayon jersey in the store a few times I broke down and bought it. While the picture doesn’t really do it justice, it looks and feels like it’s straight from the 60’s. I guess it might be described as fugly to some eyes. Or plain ugly if you ask my eldest daughter- but hey she is born in the 90’s, so retro references are probably lost on her. But I have to admit I go back and forth myself on this one. On one hand I think it would make a cool sweater dress, perhaps with a funnel neck? On the other hand, I think the print is perhaps not cool/bold enough and will just luck boring and mumsy.

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11 Comments

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    sewing spots
    September 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I love it! It looks great on your dress form–it would make a terrific top or dress!

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    Johanna
    September 27, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Sewing spots: Thank you for the input! I am normally not this unsure about fabrics, but I need really need some feedback this time!

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    sdBev
    September 27, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I think it looks great. If you need just a little punch, try white piping.

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    ASH
    September 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I think it looks great. paired with white piping like the last commenter said and maybe a white belt. 🙂

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    Johanna
    September 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    SdBev and Ash: Great ideas, yes that is definitely something I have thought about, that there is nothing that pops out, despite being a rather distinctive print! I will take your ideas to heart

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    Karin van D.
    September 27, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I think it's very nice. Maybe with a drape-y neckline, like you draped it on the dressform right now? That would be beautiful I think!

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    Gail
    September 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Nothing fugly about it. It is perfect for Vogue 8413 a structured sheath dress with a cowl neckline and three-quarter sleeves.

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    growningrace
    September 28, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I love it. It's different and gives a new twist to vertical stripes.

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    Joy
    September 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Hmmm…I was not born in the 90's, and I really like it. And of course the way you've draped it, I think a cowl neck would look great!

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    asewingschooldropout
    September 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I think the fabric looks great. I agree with previous commenters that a sheath dress with a cowl neck would like great.

    -Tricia

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    Rūta
    September 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

    I like the pattern, and I think it will look great with the neckline design you already made here.

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