Here is the new muslin:
And here it is with the actual fabric:
Muslin-wise, I think we’ve taken a step backwards in design. Â I would like to move the end of the collar about two inches up and maybe an inch and a half over; as it stands, it “hits” a little to the left and maybe an inch below the bust point, which I think is too close to the bust point and also too far over. Â Currently the yellow panel completely dominates – I would like a little more of the dark panel to show.
Kind of like this:
(If you’re wondering what is not-quite-right about the second photo, I accidentally flipped the light panel to the “wrong” side while draping it, so the leaves are dark and the fabric is lighter. Â But you can still see the colorplay.)
And the mandatory collar color mockups:
In this round, the blue-purple is the clear winner: there isn’t enough contrast between the burgundy and the darker panel, and also (as some people have pointed out) the blue-purple balances the darker colors on the opposite side. Â (Remember that these are just color simulations: the actual fabric will be different.)
Based on this, the next step will be weaving up two samples of actual fabric for the collar. Â One will be indigo blue/purple (the color about 3/4 of the way down on the dark panel in the photo), one will be the plum (visible in the dark panel at around the midpoint). Â I’m guessing the blue-purple will work better, but would like to try both options.