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Opinion Please

Postby kellydofc » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:15 pm

I am making the dress on the right Image
I have bought this fabric for the plaid part Image

And am now torn between the following red fabrics for the solid part. Part of me wants an exact match and part says as long as I'm in the red family I'll be okay.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/249950966/silk-taffeta-fabric-firebrick-t346?ref=shop_home_active_13&ga_search_query=red
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249950946/silk-taffeta-fabric-dark-red-t343?ref=shop_home_active_24&ga_search_query=red
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249950866/silk-taffeta-fabric-burgundy-t334
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249846259/silk-taffeta-fabric-wine-t376-section
https://www.etsy.com/listing/249950922/silk-taffeta-fabric-carmine-t340-section

I need the dress for the end of April and since it can take up to 6 weeks for the fabric to arrive I want to order it as soon as possible. Especially since I am making a ballgown and Dolman for the same event. I'm stuck and need help please.
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Re: Opinion Please

Postby Heather » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:54 pm

Wow, that is a tough one, especially since computer monitors will often change the colors, and you really have no idea what the true colors are. If you can't ask for swatches, then I would send them a swatch of your fabric and ask them to choose the closest match.

From where I am sitting, I think either the Dark Red, or the Carmine look like they should match. But again, looking at colors on a monitor is really not a good way to choose colors. Those two colors look the same to me, so I am not sure what the difference between them is.

Excellent price though. I should look and see if they have anything I would like!
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Re: Opinion Please

Postby kellydofc » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:54 pm

I thought of sending them a swatch but the plaid is coming from India and the taffeta from Taiwan and I figured there wouldn't be enough time to send fabric back and forth and still have time to sew.
Do you think it would be horrid if the reds weren't an exact match?
Also, do you think the back is poufed or that I am seeing the ends of bows hanging down?
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Re: Opinion Please

Postby Heather » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:53 pm

It doesn't have to be an exact match, but you want it to be in the same tone range. You don't want to have an orange red with a burgundy red, for example. But with the plaid, you have a couple of red tones to choose from already, so hopefully whatever you end up with will match one or the other.

The good thing about not having a back view of a fashion plate is that you get to do whatever you like back there. If you like puffs, go with puffs; if you like bows, go with bows.

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