My original idea was this:
I was planning on making view 2 (right hand lady) and use red gingham on the contrasting shoulders and sleeves. And I love this idea, and I will make it at some point... but you know how your mind wanders with inspiration some times....
Well this pattern arrived and my brain began to wander:
Mainly because I have a country themed shoot coming up in early November, and I can just see view 1 with the flouncy collar made up in blue gingham... And besides, I do need to make a muslin of this pattern before I use it for its intended purpose, which is my Melbourne Cup dress using vintage silk with horses printed on it...
Its not cotton, so can't participate in the sew-along...
But then, my mind drifted again to the fabrics I purchased at Rose Seidler House Fifties Fair on the weekend, in particular the 4.5 metres of the blue roses border print cotton.
I'm thinking I could copy it. Wouldn't be too difficult... until I got to the piping bit. Haven't played with piping yet...
So this is where the help bit comes in. I can't made a decision. I'm hoping you guys can. To sum up, here are you choices:
A) Cherries and red gingham
B) Flouncy blue gingham
C) Vintage blue roses.
PS. It'd be really good if you guys could come to some sort of agreement and all comment the same, thanks!