So what do you think?
Here's a detail shot of the Revolutionary War era jacket with lacing. Is this pink ribbon too bright? It's really difficult to find pink ribbon that will match the skirt. This ribbon is a little brighter than the skirt, and I'm not sure a pink quite that bright would be authentic. Maybe I should have looked for lilac colored ribbon instead. What do you think?
I don't know about authentic, but that was my first thought when I saw the pic- woah, that ribbon is bright! I would try a different shade or a different color.ReplyDelete
Oooh, I like it. It's so pretty and happy!ReplyDelete
Hmm, is the picture true to life? If it is, I think I might try for a different color, IMHO ;-)ReplyDelete
I would go down a shade in brightness from the pink skirt. That is waaaaaay too bright! Cute though!ReplyDelete
Thanks all for your help! I'll be on the lookout for something that will be a little less bright pink! :)ReplyDelete
I've been there with the bright pink, and unfortunately got so many comments about how historically inaccurate my colours where. I think a lighter pink would work or maybe even a cream to match the background colour of the fabric.ReplyDelete
I am a reenactor. I wore a similar jacket for my 18thc. wedding. I laced it with a deep raspberry silk ribbon that IS period correct. Although deep in color it is not garish. The India print of the jacket is quite bold, and is a reproduction of a period fabric, and the colors are strong, but your ribbon is almost neon. You can't appreciate the detail of your lovely jacket. Your floral is more subdued. I would pick one of the other colors in the jacket that is a bit more understated, even a cream would look far more elegant in my opinion. You can see me in mine on my website, www.thecountryladyatiques.comReplyDelete
Mary, thanks so much for your advice! I ended up going with a lighter pink ribbon.ReplyDelete
I love your jacket and skirt! You look very beautiful in all of your costumes! Thanks so much for the link to your website.