Help! Opinions sought!

sarahs_avatarSo, this is the first of the 3 dresses I need to sew before November. Points for productivity, Sarah! Problem is, I am not loving this fabric on me at all. The fabric came out of my stash. It is pretty. It is also very, VERY floral. I thought I would like it… but I’m not loving it as much as I hoped/expected!

I’m not sure if it’s the white base (my skin is pasty white as it is), the mustard and green (colours I never wear), or the general tone of the colours (I tend to select jewel tones as they are more flattering on me).

So, I’m contemplating my options… feeling completely undecided, so I want to know what you think!

Should I grab some RIT dye and just dye the whole thing a different colour? With blues, pinks, mustards and greens in the mix, I’d have to pick a colour which wouldn’t over-lay too terribly over each of those colours. I’m wondering whether a blue might work (though blue isn’t one of my favourit-est colours), or maybe a grey? Grey will totally change the dress… but I might wear it more than once (EVER) that way. Hrmm…

What do you think I should do?


Thanks in advance for your opinions!



4 thoughts on “Help! Opinions sought!

  1. Irene says:

    do you still have some left over fabric to test the dye? I am not expert on dying fabric but I doubt the fabric flowers will disappear

    • sarahscustard says:

      I hadn’t thought of green! I wonder how that’d work with the pink? Blue, green and yellow would cope. Hrmm… another colour to potentially test. Thanks Mel!

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