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« on: February 28, 2008 11:39:58 AM »

Ok so I got this pattern at the thrift store for .25
I want to make it (with LOTS of help from my mom) for a wedding we're going to in April.
I'm thinking of making it in dark sapphire blue shantung. (sp?) Do you think that would work/look good?

(i'm dark haired with blue eyes if it matters!)

Oooh I'm scared but excited to try this!

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008 11:49:35 AM »

I worked for 5 years in clothing retail, and the shantung pieces we got in were typically taylored, like this pattern is, so I think that is a good fabric choice. I will leave it to more experienced sewers though as to whether or not shantung is ok for a beginner to work with. I don't know how easily it frays.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008 01:00:58 PM »

i don't know too much about sewing with that material, but i think it would look really nice.  that's a great pattern.

« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008 01:02:01 PM »

I think shantung would works great but I'd suggest getting some very cheap muslin or something to do a test run with. You wouldn't have to do all the finishing but at least cut it out and sew the major pieces together to check the fit. Then you can transfer any changes to the paper pattern before you work with the silk.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 01:32:46 PM »

this patern is super cute, and reminds me that i need to get my sewing machine back out. the color sounds very nice, but my only thought is, and its fine if you stick with your idea, but are you sure you dont want to do more of a spring color instead of something dark? i have a tendency to really like deep colors for clothes but i'm a fan of bright things too! and it was just an idea! Smiley happy sewing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 01:34:32 PM »

I think navy blue is nice for spring/summer. It looks crisp and goes great with white. I love a classic coat dress. Be sure to post if you make it!

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008 02:09:29 PM »

I would totally rock that outfit! I love it! Be sure to post the finished product!

« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008 02:57:54 PM »

I agree that muslin practice garments can be so helpful before you cut your expensive fabric!  I think sapphire blue would be beautiful and you could make it more or less fancy depending on the type of buttons you use.  Rhinestone buttons would be fancy!
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