Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Top Doesn't Look Right, What Do You Think?

I saw a cute, very summery, top and purchased it.  It is a very thin see through material, but I thought it would be nice for work.  It would just dress up an outfit and be very cool.  After I got it home and tried it on, it just looked very skimpy on me.
 I felt it needed something even though I liked it.  I decided to add some binding around the edges.  I thought a blue trim to match would be pretty but after I started to sew it, I didn't care for it.  The top has a black background and it just didn't look right.
                                                                                    
So then I thought maybe I could add black on top of the blue.  Its fun to be the designer, you can do anything that you want!
Well, I didn't like that either.  As you can see the black was starting to pucker.  I decided to take off the black and blue and start over with just the black. 
 This is how I finished it off and I really like it.  The top looks a little more finished now!  What is your opinion???  Blue, Black or Blue and Black?


3 comments:

mrsmole said...

Adding a binding that is a contrast can make the garment look cheaper sometimes, and as you have proved, going with the main background color can add some definition and pizazz! It's so much better now!

Cynthia said...

Thanks Mrs Mole!! I think it looks much better too!

Mil Peg said...

Yes, indeed. I too think the black binding brings the garment to completion. Your gut feeling was right.