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Fabric for M7714 Dress

Silver Rose

Fabric for M7714 Dress
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:08:55 AM »
I bought these two fabrics and the pattern yesterday, I plan to make trousers from the dogstooth check and the M7714 dress View C from the cerise/petunia ponte, I haven't decided whether use the contrast option.
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BrendaP

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 08:55:35 AM »
I don't think it needs the contrast (and certainly not the houndstooth with the cerise!)
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SkoutSews

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 09:00:19 AM »
I like the pattern and the pink fabric. It should make up nicely. Also unsure about the contrast. The pattern sketch shows black, which doesn't look good to me. Too severe.
Like @BrendaP I think it will be nicer without the contrast. You've enough going on with the strong pink.

Silver Rose

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 09:17:17 AM »
I was considering grey rather than black but I do prefer it with no contrast.
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wrenkins

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 09:19:31 AM »
HaHa I don't imagine for one minute that the dogtooth is intended as the contrast. It's for trousers!
I'm not a huge fan of heavy contrasts but a subtle purply in the right shade (good luck with that) might be ok.
It's a lovely versatile pattern @Silver Rose and already I've been checking it out.  :loveit:
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Gernella

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 10:20:58 AM »
I have to admit I am not a big fan of big pieces of contrasts, probably because I didn't like them the first time round, probably around the 70's.  Love that colour though and the pattern. 
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snoozi soozi

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 11:40:34 AM »
Personally I'm a big fan of contrast and colour or print clashing but I like one colour also.  Certain garments can carry off a contrast better than others. Do whatever you want with it, wear it with pride and sod what anybody thinks  :P
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 11:50:04 AM »
What a gorgeous colour for the dress. Where did you get it?

Silver Rose

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 15:48:16 PM »
@Ohsewsimple   both fabrics came from Anglican Fashion Fabrics of Norwich, they do not sell online. It is a nice day out for me, Norwich is only 40 minutes by train from Ipswich.
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Catllar

Re: Fabric for M7714 Dress
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 23:36:53 PM »
Not keen on contrast panels but really love your fabrics.
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