Now that the fabulous wool crepe has arrived, I need your help making a decision on the fabric for the dickie and the cuffs. Here is the wool crepe so you know the colour:
And here is a reminder of the dress I'm making:
My wool crepe is a bit more 'royal blue' than Joan's dress which is more 'french blue' to me, but anyway!
I've found the following fabrics that I think might work for the dickie and cuffs. I know they are no where near identical but you've got to work with what you can find right?
First up is this cotton print of the New York skyline. I know it looks dreadfully modern, but the colours and the shapes do mimic the fabric on Joan's dress - and Mad Men is set in New York...
Second is this poly satin. I don't have much to say to justify this one, other than the colours are kinda pretty...
Thirdly is this satin charmeuse. Nothing like the original fabric, but its a blue and green toned leopard print... and who doesn't love a bit of leopard print!
Lastly is this silk charmeuse. Its also nothing like the original fabric on Joan's dress, but to me it has a very 1950s kind of look, and I think it would work well...
So help. I can't make a decision. Should I buy:
a) New York cotton
b) Dotty poly satin
c) Leopard satin charmeuse
d) Plaid silk charmeuse
I'm leaning heavily towards d but also like a... help!!!