To Do It... No Way! (Jennifer Hudson is playing in my head...lol)
The intent was to sew Butterick 4788 (Version A) for a friend. The pattern is flared or straight, pullover dress, mid-knee has mock-wrapped bodice with or without sleeves. A: ruching detail at left side and self bow. B: flounce and purchase cord for belt.
Although she selected the fabric, now that I've washed it, cut and partially baste stitched it, the fabric is all wrong. The true color is olive green, sage & white with silver strands through it in a knit fabric. With it placed on the dressform it looks too christmasy. When she showed it to me I thought ooh pretty its chevron-looking. Now that I've had time with the fabric - Oh!! I was so wrong.
The more I look at it the more I see snow caps, pine trees and antler horns... don't you agree... Help me here people.. I need to explain to her why this fabric would not work. Although the lines do not match-up my intent was to do a contrasting trim along the neck line to distract from that, but as I said before... Its a no-go.
The dress is for a family reunion at the end of the month and I'm thinking of still going with the pattern, but as for fabric a pucci print or floral pattern would do. I've seen her in printed garments and thinking that would work better. What do you think... Help!!!
Now, what I need to do is email a pic of this to her stating why this fabric wouldn't work, but before I do that... I would love to hear from you.
Sending out an S.O.S....lol