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Can Dark Denim Be Coupled with Light Fabric in a Garment?

I got some ridiculously cheap stretch denim today. It’s the usual dark navy colour that will run more than some formerly great rivers are today. But like those rivers, it won’t run forever, though it may take a rather long time before it runs only to a negligible amount.

I’ve been told I can wash it to death in hot water, then soak in cold with vinegar, and also with salt, to help set in the remaining colours after that.

But would it ever be set enough that I can sew it with a white denim in a garment?

What about other light fabrics that might resist the denim’s colour running? There must be some that isn’t the waterproof rainwear stuff. Even if it’s a heavy polyester.

And what about white embroidery on denim? Would those threads get stained?

I basically don’t want a dark denim garment, and want to contrast it with something light. What are my options?

Revenge of the Frustrated Sewist

I had a very frustrating sewing day yesterday. In the post, I talked a bit about my habits to get back on track when these things happen. One of the points was to get back on either an easy project, fun project, or whatever, just to get something done right again and walk in the right direction as quickly as possible.

Well, that didn’t take me long! Got two garments done today which I’ll talk about more later.

ELRIC office jacket
ELRIC office jacket
TOXIC long tights
TOXIC long tights

I’m going to start giving each item I make and design a one word name for quick reference.

The ELRIC office jacket was inspired by something an anime character named Edward Elric wore. You can see from the inset. Mine is nicer, from fake Chinese silks, padded with jersey and lined with anti-static Bemberg lining. Protects me from air conditioning at work. Clasp is coming.

The TOXIC running tights are so named for the skull and crossbones on them. From afar, they may look like polka dots, or flowers nearer, but they’re anything but so tame! Told ya I had some wild stuff in my spandex stash! You should know, though, I start with the stuff I’m willing to part with first in case my skills are sufficient and I lose the fabric in messing up. You wait and see what else is coming!

Now, what will tomorrow hold? 🙂