This is what is so completely dreamy about a mannequin...being able to take lots of random, unstitched fabric pieces and pin them on to the clothes horse in such a way that you have just enough of an end-result-visualisation that you can be saved from sartorial errors. Sometimes laying ribbons next to a metre of fabric just isn't quite enough. So should I go for mustardy-yellow, as above...it's a contender.
Or fine blue gingham...
Or...heavens, no! The mannequin has done it's job...this one, which looked fine when laid side by side, is revealed to be truly hideous once given the 3D treatment.
Or would it really be so dull to just use some self-binding and go plain? My heart tells me this is what I love most. My head tells me I am Mrs Dull of Dullsville.
Oh, and thank you so much for all the comments on the Heavenly Shirring of the last post...while I don't think one shirred dress maketh an expert, I've had quite a few comments and emails confessing to nerves and worries over shirring which I shared just a few short days ago...when actually in reality it's so easy. So next week I'll rustle up a tutorial on shirring...if you can wait that long...for some of you had your own sudden urgent need to shirr and may well be whizzing about with elastic as I type.