Oh dear reader, I'm supremely frustrated with my Gatsby dress. I've bought three different fabrics for the dress and none of them seem right. I've actually sewn most of the dress with the blue floral fabric I bought from Fabric.com. While it was pretty, it doesn't feel nautical at all (me and my stupid constraints!!). I bought some blue and white seersucker but it just won't hang the way I want. Finally, yesterday, I bought some white georgette at Britex and while it hangs beautifully, it just doesn't look "right."
I'm not sure if I'm simply in a place where I have an idealized image of the fabric I want (blue and white striped chiffon) and nothing will make me happy. Should I continue with this direction? Should I have gone with navy chiffon and white trim? While that would look more nautical, it just seems so dark for something like an afternoon picnic. Is navy acceptable?
I need some feedback!