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Elaray
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Date: 5/31/11 6:32 AM

I bought the fabric below at Vogue Fabrics during PR Weekend. I loved it on the bolt, but I began to have doubts once I got it home. Whenever I visualized it as a dress, the pattern seemed too busy. So, I considered adding some contrast and came up with two options.



I can't decide which would work better.

Please vote for
Option A: with neckline contrast band
or
Option B: without neckline contrast band.

Comments are welcome!
-- Edited on 5/31/11 7:45 AM --

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Date: 5/31/11 11:29 AM

I like A better, with the black neck bands. I think your dress will look great with that fabric!
But I'm not sure I like the black on the sleeves.

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Date: 5/31/11 11:34 AM

I vote for A too. That'll look cool and frame your face nicely. Also agree about contrast on the sleeves, - might be best to omit that.

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Date: 5/31/11 12:15 PM

A

I like the fabric too.

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Date: 5/31/11 1:02 PM

I vote for A

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Date: 5/31/11 1:18 PM

I remember this fabric .....

I pick A as well -- are you going to run the print diagonally as shown in your drawing? I like that look better than the straight vertical layout of the print.

You might want to try the sleeves both ways -- I like the black but without on the sleeves would probably look fine as well.

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Date: 5/31/11 1:20 PM

I don't like either, the fabric is too busy. The banding would probably look off-kilter because of the 'tilt' of the pattern. One possibility might be to use the black stripe of the fabric itself...

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Date: 5/31/11 1:20 PM

View A.
Looking forward to seeing it made up.

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In reply to Elaray


Date: 5/31/11 8:10 PM

I vote A, mostly because the additional black will break down the 'stained glass' look, which might be more prominent with B.

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In reply to Elaray


Date: 5/31/11 8:27 PM

I vot A. Maybe you could put a small band of the black against the sleeve before you gather it in and sew it. I'm wondering if the sleeve might look nice not pulled in but with the black on?

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