Teal or Burgundy/Magenta?

Where did this month go? At the start of the month, I was very optimistic about all of the projects I would get done. Now October is half over and I haven’t even made a scratch in my to-do list, let alone the significant dent I was hoping for.

I have a lot of works in progress at the moment. So, I thought I’d post a picture of something I’m working on, to whet your appetite for future posts. Here is part of a reconstruction project in progress.


The material is a white-"ish" and tan houndstooth


The cropped vest pattern is my own design. I’ll show you where the material originated and why I chose this design, when I finish the project.

At the moment, I have a question to pose.

Pictured below are the two colors I’m thinking of using for the lining. Whichever color I use for the lining, I will probably use to make a blouse to wear underneath the vest as well. (The colors are a bit different and brighter than they appear in the picture. The blue one is more of a teal color, and the other is a cross between burgundy and magenta.)


Both of these fabrics are thrift store finds. 🙂 One of them was in that huge bag I got a while ago for $ 2


So, to anyone reading this: which of the two colors do you like best? Oh, and please don’t say, “Neither,” because it may prompt me to go cry in a corner (Yes, it has been that kind of day).

I’m leaning one direction already, and whatever you say probably won’t change my mind…but hey, you never know.

  1. Sarah Haag

    October 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Teal, fo sho 🙂

  2. Michelle Laffoon

    October 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I like the teal.

  3. Candy

    October 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I’d go with the Teal.

  4. Sarah Lewis

    October 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I love the color red in whatever shade you can get it so I’m voting for burgundy!! <3

  5. mushroomlibrary

    October 16, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Despite the fact that teal is my fave colour I’m going to say burgundy!

  6. Tilly

    October 16, 2010 at 2:08 am

    I think the teal goes better with the houndstooth. I love burgundy though – but you can save that for another project!

  7. Janelle

    October 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Pink…always pink!

  8. laura

    October 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Teal it is! From Romania with love (your dresses)!

  9. B @ SweetLimes

    October 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    that’s a tough one because I naturally am drawn to teal, but that burgundy is a beautiful shade too.

  10. Micki

    October 18, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Teal for me, but it really depends on what color is best on you! And I fully can relate to projects I thought would be done, that I’ve not begun. Hang in there!

  11. verityclothing

    October 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you everyone for your input! 🙂 I really was having a hard time choosing, because I thought both of the colors would’ve added to the vest. I chose the teal, but the burgundy will definitely be back for another project.

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