Wednesday, November 19, 2008

opinions please!


My niece's birthday is next week and she is very much into American Girl dolls. I picked up this pattern sometime over the summer with her in mind. It is part of Simplicity's line of reproduced vintage 50's patterns. I'm planning on making View A with this blue print fabric for the skirt that I found in the remnant bin at Joann's. Now I need your opinions! I can't decide on what to do for the for the top and waist. Originally I was thinking a plain white top with a red waist, but now I'm not sure. The pattern uses a blue top, but I think there's enough blue in the skirt and it's really difficult to match the color. So, should I just do the white top and red waist, or should I do a red top with a white waist. These are the options I have for the red part. What do you think??

25 comments:

Sam D. said...

White top, red waist. I think the red top and the blue bottom would be a bit overwhelming. But either would be cute - its a cute dress.

The Calico Cat said...

White top, red waist. (I am seeing a nice white blouse...)

Philigry said...

i think red top, white waist! so cute either way, really.

Proud Mama said...

I have the same pattern. I say white top red waist.

mommymae said...

white top, red waist, maybe use the same red for the collar. that is an adorable pattern.

Marissa said...

I say white top with a red waist and maybe red buttons down the front.

Fran said...

Plain red top, white waist! A white top will soon get dirty...

Needled Mom said...

I vote for red top and white waist...or maybe blue waist. Hmmmm.

Mavellous_em said...

I just stumbled on your blog and LOVE it! I love the colours you have chosen, great stuff!!
Emma

CBear said...

Red top, solid red. White waist.

the white as a top would become too dirty too quickly...

Joy said...

Yes, so many decisions!!! I do like the white top and red waist! Excited to see the finished product! ;)

Sarah said...

i think white top and red waist. i like the floral red for the waist!

Blakely said...

I would go with a red top and white waiste band.

Southerner said...

Red top and white waist. Are you really going to listen to us and do what we say? (Send Southern Seven chocolate) Nothing like a little subliminal message added in.

LeeAnn said...

Ok. My first impression is to have a solid red top and use the printed red flower fabric for the waist. Then make a matching head band out of the waist fabric.

Netter said...

I vote for the white top, red waist. Soon, there will be a very happy little girl in this world. I hope she knows how lucky she is to have an Auntie like you to make her such lovely things.

tarabu said...

I'm going for the white top with a red waistband - it may get a little dirty after a lot of play, but that's what washing machines are for, right?

Stephanie said...

I'd do the red solid top and use the patterned red as the waist.

I always get hung up on decisions like this. :)

henny said...

I like red top and white waist. Good luck with your gift project :)

Dizzy Little Kingdom said...

red top, white waist. a white top would get smudged so easily - maybe trim the top in white to tie it in?

nvr2grn said...

I think a white top, with the red floral at the waist. And maybe some red buttons and some ric-rak on the collar. Too cute!

Beth said...

I say white top, red waist using that red print on the left. I am sure she will love it whatever you decide though!

African Kelli said...

I think plain white top with a red waist is perfect! Can't wait to see the final product.

Anina said...

I'd go for a red top and either a white or solid navy blue waistband.

Dallas said...

I like the idea of the white top and red waist. Great fabrics by the way. I love the blue you got for the skirt - gotta love the remnants bins.