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Fabric difficulties [Feb. 3rd, 2011|11:59 am]
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I am, as i have mentioned earlyer, sick and tired of those silk taffeta collours, i cant get inspired to do anything with them, simple as that, and in stead of keeping on to loose time and inspiration, i have chosen some other collours. I have never made a dress with 2 different collours, well i have made jacket and skirt, but i want to see if i can manage to get inspired to make something of these 2 collours:

Either i want to make a francaise with an underskirt in the Water Lily collour and overdress of the Tint Green, or an early anglaise with lots of trim on it.
Could be interresting to make the trim of the overdress with the opposite collour, and vise versa with the skirt.
I never understand why i ordered home those stupid tan and brown-green colloured taffetas, perhaps i can use them in the future for some redingotes, most suited for that.
I will sertanly pack the ugly collours away, to the bottom of my stash.
Well i have 7 meters of the Tint Green, but only 1,5 meter of the Water Lily colloured, but its James Hare silk taffetas, and its their range of collours, so i think i am going to get them a call and ask them to send me some more Water Lily.
This photo of the collours, the Water Lily and the Tint Green is much brighter, in reality its a little darker...............


[User Picture]From: joysdaughter
2011-02-03 11:46 am (UTC)
Get James Hare to send you a sample of the current "Water lily" as sometimes the next dye lot is different. It happened to a customer of mine who bought yards of royal blue, then needed another yard, which was so different, it was like a different colour.

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[User Picture]From: tailordrews
2011-02-03 12:14 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, yes i got a surprice, they dont carry that collour any more, apparently they have had a new collour card. They promised to send me a new one.
So the only obsion i have is to choose a new collour, and then order enough of a whole dress. Difficult to use the ones i have its two little!

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From: historicfashion
2011-02-03 01:01 pm (UTC)
Can you sell the fabrics you don't like? Lots of your readers surely will like the silk even in dull colours.

Is it personal to ask but do you sew as a private man or professional? You quality is professional very beautiful. I am asking because they wouldn't send my friend a colour card because she is not professional with business card and VAT number. But she sew lots for people and for her and so I do not know why they would not let her have the colours.
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[User Picture]From: joysdaughter
2011-02-03 01:39 pm (UTC)
They only deal with "trade" in England - I don't know about abroad. I run my own business, but they didn't ask for references, I don't think - I simply directed them to my business web site.
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From: silkfrocks
2011-02-03 01:31 pm (UTC)
Inspiration is everything, if you don't have the passion it is difficult to move forward.
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[User Picture]From: vanityfairy
2011-02-03 03:53 pm (UTC)
Pretty colours!
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