Since I’ve been very good about using fabric and supplies out of the stash for my 18th century outfit, I decided to treat myself with nice fabric for my petticoat. I needed to buy fabric anyway (having nothing in said stash) and I’m justifying the expense of linen with the thought that a petticoat is a basic staple I can use with multiple outfits. Right? Of course right! :>
So I got my new samples from Fabrics-Store.com
yesterday and I’m having a very hard time deciding. It's between either the brown or the red. The red is practically a perfect match with the stripe, I’m just not sure I want to go I want to go matchy-matchy. The brown is lovely and the most practical color ever for me. It won't show dirt and will go with any color I'd ever want to wear. The red will just go with most things. :> *sigh* They each create such a totally different but equally pretty look.
The second, red toile de Jouy, fabric is probably what I will use for the lower sorts jacket. Unless I decide to be very bad and just get another shade of linen for it. *wink* This petticoat must work for both outfits regardless.
I know it's hard to judge online but what do you guys think? I have a few days to think about it, but I really should order soon. Ah, decisions, decisions!!
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