FABRIC SAMPLES! (Posted 20th March 2015)
The materials I’ve chosen are taffeta, indian raw silk (the gold colours) and shot taffeta. The dutchess satin has a very strong primary red to it which matches wonderfully however the material is a lot heavier and thicker. I need to bear in mind that this costume will be worn during August so need to prepare (just incase) for those few rare days of British summer. The shot taffeta is slightly deeper red but a gorgeous shade all the same and compositionally, the colour compliments the shades of the raw silks I’ve chosen for the underskirt. Unsure if I need a brighter yellow for the skirt though – feel the champagne gold (the sample just above yellow/gold sample in the middle) is too pale however I’m rather warming to it when they’re placed together. They do work well but still…...