I wasn't sure where to put this. Please feel free to move it if it isn't in the right place.
After a long absence and a busy summer/autumn preparing for a move to South Carolina, I have a few fabric questions.
I'm so excited to be in the middle of making my new corset, patterned from a duct-tape wrapping
. I will not have time to make a new dress for this December's tours at Ward Hall; so, I have decided to purchase a dress length of silk and only make-up the skirt, for now, to be worn with my fine white sheer bodice. Here are my questions:
A. Shot silk is appropriate for dresses, correct? Please
. If yes, then . . .
B. What are your thoughts on these colors? I'm trying to learn about color combinations used in the period. Would you also suggest a belt colour for your favourites?
1. Emerald Green Shot Red
-- It would be a cheerful colour combo for the holidays.
2. Blue Shot Red
-- Maybe a red belt?
3. Blue Shot Brown Gold
-- Chocolate belt?
4. Duck Green
5. Emerald Shot Pink
-- Striking! I think I remember reading somewhere here that pink and green was a common period combination. Of course, I can't find the post, now I'm looking for it . . .
6. Lime Green Shot Pink
-- Similar to above; a little less vibrant.
-- A pretty green belt?
-- Is that the right shade for the period?
9. Puple Shot Black
-- I really like purples
-- Very rich! Gold/brown belt?
11. Cabernet Red
12. Dark Scarlet
-- An okay shade?
13. Red Shot Black
-- Red wasn't considered an "improper" colour, was it? For some reason, I keep thinking of Gone With the Wind
14. Burgundy Red
I'm sorry to give so many options. If you could give your thoughts on a few, I would be very grateful.
A note on the side -- I'm still trying to catch up on posts I've missed. Mrs. Clark, the "All unread posts" button doesn't work. Is that an easy fix?