Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Decisions, decisions....

I had originally intended to use this fabric to sew Simplicity 2572, but, sigh, I've decided it would be much better suited for a more casual hoodie. So I found this pattern:

and I bought it. Of course I bought it. But now...I'm having second thoughts about lining up the plaids. I mean, there's no way they would line up at the sleeve (right?), but what about the trim? Maybe I could do that in a contrasting fabric, maybe a solid pink that I'm planning to do the lining from? Would it look ridiculous if it didn't line up there along the front? I just don't know. Should I just stash the plaid fabric for something else? Should I just shut up & sew? Any thoughts? What would you do?

2 comments:

  1. I think it depends on the scale of the plaid. If it's a small enough pattern, it's not as urgent that you match it (although you might want to put a little effort into making it somewhat even). But I've never sewn with plaids before, so I'm not one to speak, I guess. :)

    A pink contrast for the trim would be super cute! But you could also consider doing the trim in the plaid on the bias. It'd be a subtle contrast with no matching!

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  2. Thanks Heather! I never thought of cutting it on the bias! I may have to try that!

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