I’ve been fiddling with my sample all morning, trying to decide which spacing will look best on me and with the double-happiness ribbon. Curiously, the motifs with equal horizontal and vertical spacing are not my favorites…anyway, here are the samples, judge for yourself (and I’d love your opinion!):
Which do you like best? For the moment, my favorites are the second one and the last one, but I’m not sure why, and I’d love to get more opinions. Please ignore the defects in the weaving – I made some mistakes in the threading! – it’s the spacing of the motifs that I’m trying to decide. The photos are pretty close to the real-life sizes.
(As a reminder of what the coat looks like, here’s a photo from the front of the pattern. The ribbon of Chinese double-happiness characters will run down the front opening of the coat, on both sides.)