I am making a skirt in a black lace fabric, and I want to do something fun with the lining so you can actually see the lace pattern! It won’t be underlined, just a free-hanging lining layer. If you’re thinking this is the same lace I used for the Oh lulu Grace panties I made recently, you’d be totally correct. I’m thinking a couple of Belcarra blouses might be my next project, and I’m picturing using this lace again for the raglan sleeves, with maybe some black bamboo twill for the main part. We’ll see!
Anyways – I pulled out some lining options from my stash, but I’d like some help in choosing which one to use! I took some close-ups and some bigger-picture pictures to help see how it looks up close and from a bit further away. Inside, in front of a mirror, these all definitely looked a little more muted.
Pros: I like the color. It feels classy. Cons: Polyester staticy fabric. Very little contrast.
Pros: Fun color! Awesome silk charmeuse (same as the lining in my Valentine’s day skirt!). Cons: A little too much contrast in brightness?
Pros: Another nice fabric, dyed china silk. I do love the color. Cons: So much contrast! I think that is too much for me.
Pros: Slinky fabric, it’s remnants after my Ireland-dress. Cons: I love the color, but paired with black it just reads Halloween to me. No?
Patterned warm colors
Pros: Not as… abrasive in contrast as a few of the other options. A little unexpected! Cons: It might look a little messy?
Alright! Please chime in guys! Any favorites? Any clear “no way”? I’m thinking of this as a fun and casual dressy skirt – going out to dinner and a movie, birthday parties… the like. I’m just having a hard time deciding what looks fun and casual and what looks like “too much”!