Choosing Fabric Design Direction

Winter has come early–a whole lot early–so while not actually stuck, am not that interested in being outside.  Plus, nothing to do in the yard, except spread salt!

Luckily, did get the winter greens up on the last day before 8″ of snow arrived.

Winter Greenery

Winter Greenery

The sewing room is nice and warm and do have a Christmas gift to make–a teepee for the Grands.  Will post a photo later.

Then there is the stash calling me and this outfit is definitely a cool weather garment so it best get made now.  However, there is a dilemma; which direction should the fabric design run?  Horizontal, vertical or both?

Fabric Design

Faux Suede with satin back

The fabric is a faux suede with a shiny, satin back and a horizontal Azetec-like design.

 Should the design run horizontally?



  Should design run vertically?




Or, top horizontal, skirt vertical?



What do you think?  What you would do if it were for you?

Thanx for the help.

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5 Responses to Choosing Fabric Design Direction

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  2. Me, I would do both, but could only really judge by seeing it draped on you! But if only one, then I would go for the vertical merely because I prefer the look of the H rather than an I. Let us know what you decide!

  3. Carol Faulkner says:

    Make it vertically. I love that pattern.

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