For my bodice, I decided that fuchsia, lemon yellow and cobalt blue were the best combinations. I ended up with a beautiful piece of cotton knit after I finished, but a washed out purplely silk. So, I over dyed the silk again in just pure fuchsia, and you can see what I ended up with. However, the cotton that I dyed to match it no longer matched, but luckily, I had a piece of cotton knit in my stash that just about matches. The color of the silk is not as intense as the cotton, but that was how it worked out in the dye pot the first time. You can see the silk broadcloth on top, the cotton knit, and then the green of the coat. I think this color combination will work out much better than the green on green on green, which was getting a bit boring.
After I dyed these pieces, I had some leftover dye and went crazy dyeing fabric that I didn't like. I ended up with a bunch of melon colored fabric for my daughter. She loves orange right now, and the melon will look good with her fair complexion. I also over dyed a shirt that had gotten bleach on it, and it came out pretty well, it is now wearable, and a jacket that I bought in a moment of weakness. It is a cotton rayon knit that was beige. I wanted the black one, but they were out of black so I bought beige in a tent under the sun. It was a much different color on me in the house in front of my mirror. A big yuk! So into the dye pot it went to come out a nice kind of blue jean blue. But now it needs some interest. I am going to enlist a friend, Nancy Bond, to help me get it looking a bit more interesting, more like some of her clothes with the stamped and painted designs.
Finally, for the rest of my day I cut out poplar leaves.
I have a nice pile now for making my collar. I am not sure how I will get them onto the coat, but I will think on it.
I don't have enough fabric left to face the jacket front at all, so I am not sure how I am going to close the jacket. I have 2/3 yard of silk that I dyed in the same color as the coat. It was originally going to be my corset, but now I have that fabric to use. I am thinking of making it into bias and edging the coat with it. Stay tuned. I am going to finish cutting out all my pattern pieces today, and will get back with an update soon. The finish date for Project Reveal is November 4, and the runway show is November 11. Hopefully I can get it all done....