The Lime Green Piping

muslin5muslin2muslin4muslin3OK, 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…

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February 18, 2009 8:41 am

My vote is definately for the seams. Much more visually interesting.

February 18, 2009 11:00 am

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?

February 18, 2009 1:26 pm

i’d like to see the piping continue up & around the top of the shoulder seam…

diane (from the clifton clippers)

February 18, 2009 1:52 pm

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.

February 20, 2009 5:21 pm

Gee, sampling…


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