Thursday, 21 May 2015

fabric art

I got to visit a beautiful fabric store in Basel, Switzerland a few weeks ago - Stofftraum.  I was on the look out for some Swiss dot fabric (cheesy?)  but dropped quite a few francs to take home this repeat floral cotton print.   This pictures don't do it justice but it's a mix of blues, greys, greens and golds and looks hand painted - I was very close to framing it!

I went for a simple shift dress but the big decision was with the pattern placement.  I really underestimated how the placement of a repeat pattern can change the look and feel of a dress.

When I look at the one on the left I think modern and fresh, maybe even edgy (?) while the one on the right makes me think pretty, ladylike, elegant....
It took me a long time to decide and even my hubby waded in, and my mom and sister from across the pond.
Which would you choose?


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  1. Left. Makes the colors and patterns special than just a repeat.

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  2. I like the right--but my style definitely veers more towards "pretty" than "edgy" :)

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    1. I like that one too, I like both! Maybe one of each depending on the mood :)

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  3. Such gorgeous fabric! I can't wait to see which you chose as they both 'work'. I think my decision would rest on which part, the print or the background, I preferred next to my face.

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    1. Yes, great idea. But then I couldn't decide that either :-P

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  4. i would choose to roll around in it, because that fabric is JAW. DROPPING.

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    1. I saved some just for that ;)

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  5. Wow -- that fabric is so beautiful! If it were up to me, I would have chosen the one on the left because I like how the pattern is centered and "framed" by the background on top and bottom -- makes the pattern stand out more. I can't wait to see what you chose!

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    1. Yes, I agree! I just couldn't take my scissors to that pattern in the end...

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  6. Wow! So cool! I don't know how I could ever choose!

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