Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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I found a pair of Keds classic white canvas tennis shoes at an estate sale this weekend - which I was looking for by the way. You know where this is going don't you. They needed a day dress to go with. Just sayin...
You think I have crafty attention deficient disorder? really?

I've had the fabric for a couple of years. It came from a box of fabric D found at an auction. It is similar in hand to feed-sack cloth.



My thought for the rick-rack trim was to add something a little more subtle this time. Maybe just add a little texture. Look closer, a little closer (you may have to click on the photo and make it larger) a little closer, there. What do you think? Maybe it's a little to subtle?
So do I go red or black and contrast?

15 comments:

Kari said...

I think I'd like it with red! I saw the blue baby rick rack right away, but I think it would be lost.

Great pattern, btw! :)

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

I have to agree that you need a darker rik rak. Either red or navy. It is too cute to get lost the way it is. otherwise I am green with envy and adore this dress and fabric.

Caitlin said...

I hate to disagree with the majority, but I really like the light blue. I think it just depends upon whether or not you want your dress to make a statement with a darker color. I think it'll look good either way, but I like the subtlety of the pale blue.

P.S. I love that fabric!

Nancy said...

White would be cute. It will stand out better than the baby blue, but it won't stand out too much. I think it would be a good balance.

Tasia said...

I'd say white, or red. Black's too harsh, but the baby blue blends in...

Eva Girl said...

This is a great dress! I love the neckline and the pockets! The rickrack helps to make the pretty parts of the dress, so I would go with a complimenting rickrack, nothing too loud, but enough to see it, I like the white or darker blue idea : )

ellie said...

Actually, I'd go with 2 sizes of rick rack next to each other. Red small or baby and Blue medium or small!

gwensews said...

I'd go with a rickrac that will really stand out and shout! That's really cute pattern. Keds? How cool is that?

Paula said...

With this fabric and pattern you just can't go wrong! I like Ellie's idea of using 2 colors and/or sizes. All of the colors suggested would be pretty but I think black would be too harsh. Looking forward to seeing the finished dress!

Michelle said...

Red or even a dark pink would look great. Great job on the dress! I love the pattern, too.

chickadeeworkshop said...

I like the white rickrack idea and it would make it very summery. I'd still stick with small or medium sized. Love this dress!

Sigid said...

Maybe go matchy with classic Keds white?
P.S. I'm tagging you:

Mary said...

Love, love, love your blog. I'm here to stay. I see you are on PR also. me too. What a small blogosphere.

Sue said...

I just found your blog and LOVE it! That fabric is great and I love the neckline of the dress you are making. I vote for red ric rac. And some red or white vintage buttons somewhere....... Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Sue

The Creative Miss W said...

What gorgeous fabric!