Thursday, July 13, 2006

85% match

I had my first wedding gown fitting yesterday; naturally, I toted along my lace shawl to see if it matched. This has been my first opportunity - a mere five weeks before the wedding! - to actually see the two fabrics together.

My sister's response was a cool "it's fine." Our main reservation is that, as suspected from the get-go, I should've gone with a stronger geometric pattern. A clapotis might have been just right, but the silk-wool yarn I'd ordered for it had a too-strong silk smell (I know that Knitty recently had a great article on de-gumming silk yarn, but it seemed like too much work at the time). Alternatively, a geometric lace pattern might've been better, like the arrowhead lace I first swatched.

But the color is pretty good, and the horizontal lines pick up on the grosgrain fabric, and the lace will look more impressive after blocking. So although I can't say that I'm overwhelmed by the fit and tearing up with joy, I think it turned out reasonably well. And I'm inspired to finish it now!!


3 comments:

Veronique said...

Stop complaining!! It looks gorgeous!

Gina said...

WOW!! That is beautiful and looks wonderful with the dress. Amazing. Greetings from The Amazing Lace "Pit Stop"...

Ginger said...

Your shawl looks beautiful.