The 2 second color check before you buy fabric and clothing …
The color of fabric or outfit you choose is as important as the style, if not more. Just because a fabric may be so gorgeous you can’t resist, that doesn’t mean this will look good on you – wouldn’t you rather know before you spend hours sewing up the perfect jacket. I will never forget when I made a pair of olive-green silk charmeuse pants with a coordinating wrap blouse. I spent hours on sewing this outfit, not to mention the price tag of silk charmeuse! I felt like a million bucks every time I put it on – the problem was that I didn’t look like a million. Every time I wore this out people would ask me if I was feeling ok, I soon realized that the color was washing me out. So here is your color tip … hold up the fabric to your face and look in the mirror:
- If you look washed out or “sick” find another color or a different tone within that color pallette (for example instead of a yellowish teal look at the teal with a blue undertone)
- If your cheeks become rosy and bright – BINGO you found one of your perfect colors!
This seriously takes 2 seconds, and works every time. If you have a fabric that you know is not one of your “Bingo” colors, try layering it and using a better color closer to your face. Good Luck!