Naturally it was impossible to take a photo that got all the colors right! From left to right, they are: yellow-green (voile), lemon yellow (batiste), emerald green (voile), fuchsia (voile), pale mint (batiste) and bright aqua (voile). (I bought the white I needed, too.) I have no specific plans for any of these, but I am sure each and every one of these three-yard lengths will find its match. Where "match" is a relative term. I love a surprising lining color: it's a throwaway detail that only the wearer knows about, which makes a garment feel more special. I have a lot of fun pairing up my fashion fabrics with linings, even before I have a dress in mind. Who else likes playing with color when it comes to lining?
Of the lined dresses I've made so far, here are my favorite combos. I'd love to see what others have come up with, too. If you've got a photo, link to it!
This was my first lined garment ever! The white fabric is thick enough that the watermelon red doesn't show through.
The pale sea green harmonizes with the fashion fabric's palette.
A hidden pop of coordinated color. I wish I had more of this yellow voile, but I bought the last bit on the bolt!
The mint green is kind of an odd choice. While it doesn't really match, I think it fits. Makes me happy, anyhow!