The fabric samples for the MOB dress just arrived, and I don’t think I’m any closer to making my choice than before! ‘Shades of blue in silk chiffon’…and there we halt.
I ordered 6 samples, which were over-priced enough to discourage me from wasting more cash on them. The dress is made in multiple layers with handkerchief hems, and nice wafty points on hem and sleeves alike.
It takes a MONSTROUS amount of yardage [around ELEVEN METRES] if I follow the instructions as they stand, as it three complete dresses layered. Even in silk chiffon, NOPE. I want to adapt it to a silk slip dress, with the bottom layers attached just to that, then a full overdress. This should also make the whole kerboodle [slightly] re-wearable afterwards.
So, maths head on, 6 samples, out of which I select 2, uses this formula to calculate how many ways you can choose ‘r’ things out of ‘n’things.
Gotta love a formula with exclamation marks, it’s all so exciting! Anyway, the calculator does it for you if you chicken out, so I calculated ‘6 choose 3’ and got 20.
TWENTY options oh blimey I can’t cope. So I did what any self-respecting maths teacher would do, and tabulated all the combinations, then took a pic of each one. Bear in mind that the three layers are very fine so obviously you actually get more than the three chosen shades in any combo, as they will show through one another. Cool!
First the 6 colours shown separately
I’m just going to bung them up here, then try to categorise them into some sort of order, as they produced some distinctly different groupings, sort of deep, bright, greener, bluer and so on. My brain hurts.
Are you ready for the 20? Deep breath now…
In other news, the cats decided to inform us that winter is over [and time to take down the Xmas tree] by leaving us this little symbolic reminder in my sewing room.