OK, so I sat through the movie, which was excellent, we went to see Doubt, beautifully shot, great angles and juxtapositions through the camera lens that really added dimension to the story, but I was really thinking about whether I wanted to put the lime green felt edge piping around the collar/front edge, or in the princess seams. So I played around in Photoshop, using the rubber stamp tool, with a photo of the muslin, and a separate photo of a close up of the fabric. It really gave me an idea of the jacket in the fabric, which I really like, and then I could take a green “pencil”, and sort of simulate the “piping”. I’m thinking that around the collar and down the front, looks sort of expected, but in the princess seams, there is a real slimming line that occurs, and accents the body shape. I think it will look especially graphic in the back. So I’m posting the photos, and will mull this over while I sleep, and revisit it tomorrow.
Meanwhile, at 10:30 tonight, I was given another dress for the musical show, to redesign, ASAP, since the show is next weekend. So I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow morning…
My vote is definately for the seams. Much more visually interesting.
I like the piping in the seams, but it seems to leave you sort of visually hanging in the air when it ends at the middle of the armpit. Is there a way to continue it up and over or connect lines so you have some continuity? Or maybe a very thin line in the seams and green lapels if you really like green?
i’d like to see the piping continue up & around the top of the shoulder seam…
diane (from the clifton clippers)
I like the look of the piping, and it definitely makes the jacket look more fitted. But I’m not loving (in fashion lingo that would be “I don’t like”) the natural felt edge. At least in the pictures, its looking like your piping got frayed.
Thanks for all of the comments so far, these are great for getting me to keep thinking. I do only have 90″ of natural felt edge, but I could do a foldover, which would be less frayed looking, so I potentially would have more, but I could also consider couching the color in a twist ply yarn around all the key seams for some detail without piping everything, so many possibilities. This is the fun part, would there be some sampling in order here? The great thing about this fabric is it is so plain, compared to the last two… Read more »
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