Hey gang -
I'm working on the inset (in the V) for the Italian Ren bodice I've just
finished. I want to make it reversible so it will look different each time
I wear it and I may even make several. The bodice is solid emerald green
with a conservative 1/8" silver trim accenting the "V" neckline. The
chemise I wear underneath is bright white.
My question is: would a celtic knotwork pattern on the insert clash
terribly with the Italian Ren design? If so, what would usually have been
embroidered on such an inset? Only floral designs?
This particular garment isn't fancy (as yet) and I haven't started on the
laced on arm pieces/sleeves yet. With the white chemise underneath, I think
white pearls would be alright on it but like I said, this isn't really
intended to be a flashy outfit until I give it a trial run for "acceptance"
at the next event.
Just curious what your opinions are.