This was a true texture challenge for me.
Did it work?... Well, I felt good about it, so I think that is what counts... I felt like a Silk and Velvet Queen!!
2 Different colors of Velvet Burnout combined with Irridescent Dupioni Silk that was a combination of Teal and Blue at different angles.
I did not have enough of the teal Burnout to make the whole jacket so I found a piece of Very Dark Blue (looked black in some lights) Burnout that was just enough size for a scarf... about a quarter yard or 3/8 yard piece.
I wanted to use it, but it just wasn't right by itself. I ended up hunting for something at
https://gstreetfabrics.com/ when I was at work and bought a quarter yard of Irridescent Dupioni Silk thinking I could use it for a trim of some kind.
Nothing looked right by itself... so I used the silk on the cuffs..... and put a trim piece between the two colors at the bottom of the Teal... then added the dark blue.... but still didn't seem together for me... soooooo.... I decided to braid the three fabrics and make an accent trim to pull it together at the edge between the two colors...
Three long strips one of each color when folded in and top stitched make about 1/4 inch strip.
Sew the three together on the end and then braid to make the braid. This was sewn onto the 1 and 1/4 inch piece of dupioni that separated the Teal and the dark blue burnouts. This created a trim.
I did a large Covered button of each color and added it at the bottom closure...
Scarves together of 3 colors
Did it work?... Got a couple of compliments today... think it worked... my new fun thing... braiding the fabrics for trim!!
I paired this jacket with a silk drapeneck blouse of all the colors...
This is a drapeneck silk blouse...
These pants take 1and 1/4 yard fabric for my height -some type of stretch for pulling over hips...elastic waist.