Teal or Burgundy/Magenta?

Where did this month go? At the start of the month, I was very optimistic about all of the projects I would get done. Now October is half over and I haven’t even made a scratch in my to-do list, let alone the significant dent I was hoping for.

I have a lot of works in progress at the moment. So, I thought I’d post a picture of something I’m working on, to whet your appetite for future posts. Here is part of a reconstruction project in progress.


The material is a white-"ish" and tan houndstooth


The cropped vest pattern is my own design. I’ll show you where the material originated and why I chose this design, when I finish the project.

At the moment, I have a question to pose.

Pictured below are the two colors I’m thinking of using for the lining. Whichever color I use for the lining, I will probably use to make a blouse to wear underneath the vest as well. (The colors are a bit different and brighter than they appear in the picture. The blue one is more of a teal color, and the other is a cross between burgundy and magenta.)


Both of these fabrics are thrift store finds. 🙂 One of them was in that huge bag I got a while ago for $ 2


So, to anyone reading this: which of the two colors do you like best? Oh, and please don’t say, “Neither,” because it may prompt me to go cry in a corner (Yes, it has been that kind of day).

I’m leaning one direction already, and whatever you say probably won’t change my mind…but hey, you never know.

About Becca

I am a self-taught seamstress, and I love to create unique women’s clothing. This blog is a record of the hodgepodge of sewing projects that occupy my time. Reconstruction projects are my favorite, but I also create clothing from my own designs using both recycled and new materials.
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16 Responses to Teal or Burgundy/Magenta?

  1. Definitely Teal–my vote.

  2. Sarah Haag says:

    Teal, fo sho 🙂

  3. Michelle Laffoon says:

    I like the teal.

  4. Candy says:

    I’d go with the Teal.

  5. Sarah Lewis says:

    I love the color red in whatever shade you can get it so I’m voting for burgundy!! ❤

  6. Despite the fact that teal is my fave colour I’m going to say burgundy!

  7. Fabi says:


  8. Tilly says:

    I think the teal goes better with the houndstooth. I love burgundy though – but you can save that for another project!

  9. Janelle says:

    Pink…always pink!

  10. laura says:

    Teal it is! From Romania with love (your dresses)!

  11. that’s a tough one because I naturally am drawn to teal, but that burgundy is a beautiful shade too.

  12. Micki says:

    Teal for me, but it really depends on what color is best on you! And I fully can relate to projects I thought would be done, that I’ve not begun. Hang in there!

  13. Thank you everyone for your input! 🙂 I really was having a hard time choosing, because I thought both of the colors would’ve added to the vest. I chose the teal, but the burgundy will definitely be back for another project.

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