Friday, 2 October 2009

Help, Advice Needed!

Okay, so I am working on the ruffled blouse for the wardrobe competition and made a bit of a boo boo. I forgot to flip the pattern piece for the bias ruffle and ended up with two ruffles for the same side. I didn't have enough fabric to cut another one but, as it wasn't expensive and I had the day off, I toddled off down to Spotlight to get some more. While I was there I spied a lightweight cotton in a complementary colour, and I suddenly thought 'why not make the double ruffle version and use the contrast behind the floral'. Now I am not so sure...

Here the ruffle is only pinned on but you can see the single (floral) ruffle on the left of the picture and the two-colour version on the right. What do you think? The single floral ruffle blends in, but that is not a bad thing and I am concerned the two-colour version is a bit clownish. Or am I just playing it safe?

Here you can see the double ruffle on both sides and the front band is stitched on. It would be super easy to remove the aqua ruffle as it isn't yet anchored to anything (excuse the clutter in the photo - I usually clear everything away before taking pictures!).

I am throwing it out there to my ever-stylish readers. Should I go for it, or get rid of it? Please let me know, I am certain you will point the way to good sense.

9 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Personally I like the single ruffle without the solid contrast, but then I've never been stylish nor fashionable. :)

jennywren said...

I think the double ruffle would look better if there were less of the plain colour visible - perhaps 1/4" or so at most. Otherwise the single ruffle looks more subtle.

Cennetta said...

Hi Josie,

Thank you for the nomination. I like the single ruffle best. But the double ruffle is okay too.

Birgitte said...

Same here; single ruffle, no contrast.

Remnant said...

I like the double ruffle - but would agree with jennywren that you should only let a smidgen of the solid show through.

Adriana B. said...

Hi Josie,
Thanks for the award! I appreciate it!
I like it with teh double ruffle and agree that the double ruffle should only be visible from underneath the ptint one with 0.25cm at the most.
Adriana

Tamara said...

I like the single ruffle. To me the solid sticks out a bit too much but I am not very daring usually. I think that a hint of the solid could be really cute.

Sue said...

My vote is the single ruffle or else as the others have said with a narrow strip only showing of the blue ruffle. Thanks for the blog award...

harbourmaster said...

I agree, single ruffle better.

Unless you want to go crazy n do armhole binding or something in the same blue :p