Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I need Help


I was all inspired to try my hand at pleating a top for my daughter out of this stripe and I think it will be beautiful after it is finished, but I can't seem to think of what to smock -- I am actually thinking of just cabling across every row and leaving it like that - or maybe every half row? Or does it need a fancy geometric? I am leaning toward doing the smocking in a monochromatic -- maybe in khacki?
And on a side note, I am also not liking these floral pants with it -- I am thinking I need to find a sage green, or this weird color brown as the capris...
I know this is really going to look good when it is finished, but my inspiration has officially run out on this project...I need your opinions. Now that I look at it more, if I smock using the green you see on the leaves in teh pants maybe they will work -- but maybe not...anyway, you can see I am all over the place and need some assistance.

6 comments:

The Turner's said...

You could always add a little ruffle of the shirt fabric to the pants, like you've done to others recently....I like the combo. I think a monochromatic, simple smock would look great since the fabrics are so bold!

The Turner's said...

ps. nice toes!

Anonymous said...

I love the top - and I love the capris. They just don't seem to go together. Is this the top you wanted the heavy geo pattern for? I think that'll look nice... khaki or the green? Contrast the background. As for the pants... can you find a T-shirt? Treat them like bermudas. ~Tracy

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of adding the ruffle to the pants and bringing the top and pants together. On the Geo. design you could us not only the khaki, but green and the red color (or is that the weird brown). Or khaki and just one of the other colors. I love the top. Great fall colors. Kim H

Anonymous said...

I think you need polka dots for the pants and polka dots for the smocking. Just a simple cable line for the top and bottom smocking maybe, then backsmock with a 3 step trellis on the back to give it a wavy look, then make the polka dots match the ones on the patch. Really random dots, big ones. I saw an outfit like that in a magazine once. Renee

Mom/Dad Owens said...

I like the two material patterns together.