Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Choosing fabric, maybe you can help?

Maybe you could help me
I am a little stuck and I need some girly advice, I need to choose what fabric I should use to make myself something, to wear to my sister in laws wedding in March. This is what I have narrowed it down to, three fabrics. Keeping in mind I am a red head, (not bright orange, more of a strawberry blond) with a pale complexion with more than my fair share of freckles, hehe.
The first is probably my favorite a gorgeous chiffon 2m with beautiful colour( this is see through but I have some black muslin I can line it with). But I am a little bit chicken to wear this much colour especially since I am still carrying quite a lot of post baby weight, maybe better on the bottom half.
The second is another lovely fabric silk chiffon 5m, a beautiful grape colour (also see through I could also use the black muslin as lining).
And the last is quite a nice leaf print cotton 2m, a more subdued colour which I would be a little more comfortable with but possibly not dressy enough for a wedding.

Now the patterns, the above one I was thinking of doing the third from the left on the bottom, possibly for any of the fabrics but would probably best in the second one, the grape silk. But since I am still breastfeeding a bit of alteration would be needed for easier access. I could also shorten this pattern and wear it as a top with skirt the pattern below.

This pattern A I thought would also be suitable for the grape silk fabric, but the body fabric is supposed to a knit fabric. I could just add bit to the width for ease and this might work.

This pattern would probably suit the first fabric in either view C or B

And this pattern I really like the the skirt A, which would suit either of the first two fabrics

And the last pattern I promise. I like either view B or E. The fabric could be any of the three

So what do you think? Any ideas? Advice? would be very much appreciated. Please help me I would love to hear all your thoughts.


  1. Righty, here is what I would pick. I really like the 1st or 3rd fabric and the first pattern, same dress that you like. If you use the bright fabric, keep jewellery simple, if you use the 3rd fabric, you can easily dress it up with bright bold jewellery. Also a shrug of some sort incase the weather is poo.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

  2. I like the grey.

    Have fun at the machine whatever you decide.

  3. Ok, I would go with the second fabric using the dress pattern you like. You will look beautiful I'm sure! Hope that helps, xo

  4. How have you gone with this?!

    I was just reading back through posts and saw this. I don't know you or your body shape so that's tough, but I do love a dress and the pattern you picked is great. Go with that, and I say go for the bright fabric!! If you have a plain wrap/shawl you could wear it over the top to tone down the brightness and this could also double as a cover when breastfeeding.

    You could even make a simple shawl out of one of the other two fabrics. Or do the dress in the plain grape and make a wrap with the first fabric.