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Mrs Johnson
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« on: March 01, 2014, 09:08:34 PM »

i've done some cursory searches, bit i'm always looking for more info!  i'm just about done with little dd's loose paletot and i'm wanting to 'fancy' it up a bit.  it's a royal blue with the tiniest hint of purple... it's more blue than this photo shows it.  and it's now got both sleeves and fronts, lol.

what color velvet trim would you suggest, i was thinking navy, but i think i would like it to stand out a bit more.

and are there any patterns, or whatever, for trims?

oh, and what kind of buttons should i add?  purely decorative!

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 06:09:27 PM »

Before anything else, let me just say that it is a really lovely color, and the parts that are together in the picture look very nice.

With regards to trim colors (and this is based mostly on dresses, so there may be different color rules), when I've seen dark blue it has usually had other-shades-of-blue trim, white/cream/tan trim, black trim, or occasionally brown trim of varying shades. Honestly, I could see a nice burgundy/red wine color with it, I just don't offhand remember having seen that combo on an original/in a fashion plate (though they will probably start popping up all over now that I've said that).

Just to throw this in since I'm partial to the color combo, here's a brown basque with trim that appears similar in color to your main fabric:

Some trim designs that would probably work well in velvet:

For buttons, depending on how thick your trim velvet is, you could do some self covered ones to match the trim as appears to have been done in this picture:, or just match the main fabric as appears to have been done here:

Oh the options! Hopefully this wasn't just overload. Whatever route you decide to go, please do post pictures of the finished coat, as I would love to see how it turns out!

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