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What to match with this?

elisep

What to match with this?
« on: April 24, 2020, 02:46:19 AM »
Years ago I came across this bargain fabric. A lightweight silk satin on clearance for $2 a metre  0_0 I bought 10 metres! It's not really a colour I would wear but I thought it would do for making toiles if nothing else. Well I've never cut into it, and it's occurred to me that it would make a lovely pyjama set.
I'm thinking a camisole, long pants, shorts in a tap pant/french knicker style, and robe. And maybe put some aside to make a matching bra when I finally get around to giving that a try.

I'd love to buy some lace to go with it but as I'm not able to trawl the shops to find a good colour match, I'm thinking it'll be too hard to match if I buy online. So I'm thinking a coordinating colour instead of matching.



What is everyone's suggestions on a coordinating colour? The only thing I can think of is grey, but not sure it will be right. Or perhaps navy?

My other option is to dye the fabric a different colour, maybe teal. I recently dyed my first piece of silk fabric and was surprised how easy it was. Not sure whether I would be able to get the shade right though, dyeing over green.
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StitchinTime

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 07:12:07 AM »
I think the answer might be in the photo  ;)
There’s a piece of ivory fabric in the top left corner and I think an ivory or cream lace would look well with the green.

Iminei

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 07:32:45 AM »
Or black???

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Lachica

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 07:37:09 AM »
Navy lace would work.  Personally, I'd dye it. I don't do green either. I think teal would work, but so would blue. A petrol blue dye would probably give a teal result.
Mary
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Goth Gardiner

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 07:48:34 AM »
Or black???

Yeah ... I know, I'll slink back to the Darkside ....

I would do black too. For the non-black choice I would do ivory, rather than grey.
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So Chic

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 08:31:10 AM »
Ivory or ecru, I would avoid darker colours in case the colour runs when washed.
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BrendaP

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 08:35:58 AM »
Ivory or black.  Or just possibly bright red.

I personally wouldn't try dyeing it as there's always the risk that it will end up blotchy.
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Efemera

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 08:49:21 AM »
Ivory...

Missie

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 09:49:16 AM »
I'd go for Ivory or cream
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Greybird

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 10:00:29 AM »
Or even white?

Acorn

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 10:21:01 AM »
Ivory, ecru, cream.
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wrenkins

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 11:28:20 AM »
Raspberry or navy.

Green goes with everything. Ever see a flower that didn't suit it's leaves?  0_0
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Ohsewsimple

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 11:41:43 AM »
Ivory

BrendaP

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2020, 20:30:54 PM »

Green goes with everything. Ever see a flower that didn't suit it's leaves?  0_0

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Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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wrenkins

Re: What to match with this?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2020, 21:53:04 PM »
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!