Need a name for a dress with a Purple synonym?

(27 Posts)
KatyMac Thu 21-May-20 11:31:29

Made a dress and it's a sort of purple and white Paisley

So I need a name - really stuck with this one

Plum Paisley works but it is more Royal Purple than Plum & it's a bit naff

So I'm after purple related words or ideas

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KatyMac Sat 23-May-20 22:21:49

Bump for creative wordy people

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penguingorl Mon 25-May-20 00:59:55

I'm not surprised you didn't get any replies, it's near impossible to think of a synonym for paisley! I was thinking amethyst would work for the purple so maybe something like amethyst dapple? It sounds lovely but probably doesn't work! Amethyst swirl? Although now I want an ice-cream 😹

Pinkarsedfly Mon 25-May-20 01:09:40

Paisley Park? After His Royal Purpleness, Prince?

Paisley Orchid
Violet in Paisley
Indigo Paisley

MrsAvocet Mon 25-May-20 01:14:52

On the Prince theme, I was thinking Purple Rain, as the swirls in a paisley pattern remind me of raindrops.

AdaColeman Mon 25-May-20 01:20:44

Amethyst Swirl

NumbsMet Mon 25-May-20 01:21:32

Periwinkle Paisley? Periwinkle varies in colour but there are some deeper purple shades in there

AdaColeman Mon 25-May-20 01:26:19

Indigo India

cravingthelook Mon 25-May-20 01:27:49

You could go even further and go with
Purple Reign 😃

KatyMac Mon 25-May-20 09:24:54

I am leaning toward amethyst swirl

But the whole rain/reign thing is good too

Still decided, but with a better range of things to make a decision from

Thanks everyone

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Unevenbeard Mon 25-May-20 09:37:59

Violet haze?

Elouera Mon 25-May-20 09:45:40

What a strange pose for the model!

Aubergine Violet
Aubergine swirl
Aubergine halter
Passionfruit Violet
Figgy Swirl
Aubergine Fig
Lavender passionfruit
Passionfruit paisley

SherlocksDeerstalker Mon 25-May-20 09:47:30

Is she doing yoga? Or a poo?!

Apolloanddaphne Mon 25-May-20 09:56:02

Plum Paisley is a colour of nail polish at the nail salon I go to.

chickenninja Mon 25-May-20 10:00:42

Sherlock grin
I was thinking the same, why is the model squatting??

KatyMac Mon 25-May-20 13:21:22

I think it's a plie in second

Definitely Amethyst Swirl!

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Elouera Mon 25-May-20 14:16:15

BTW- I like the cut of the dress, but not into paisley or purple. Does it come in other patterns or styles if I wanted to get it myself?

KatyMac Mon 25-May-20 14:22:22

I make them out of old duvet covers - I use a lot of pre-loved or vintage fabrics to make my clothes

Depending on how long you want the skirt you might need a kingsize but that was a double & I made 2 the other one had a different pattern but I didn't get any good pictures of it

I have a cream, blush pink & teal floral coming up soon I think

My supplies have really reduced since lockdown

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KatyMac Sat 06-Jun-20 23:42:19

Just got a load of new duvets and sheet delivered

So excited!!

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penguingorl Sun 07-Jun-20 06:21:24

Ooh! Good day for us makers yesterday! I'm swooning over my delivery of holographic glitters! Happy sewing @KatyMac 🤩

KatyMac Sun 21-Jun-20 15:57:17

@penguingorl & @AdaColeman - I finished 2 last week that need names - Obviously everyone else I would love your help - there were some marvellous suggestions but I can't name check everyone sorry (forgive me)

One is an OTT grey princess dress (full sleeves, full skirt not princess line - bit 80s?) Toile de Jouy & fleur de Lis with a bit of upholstery fabric

The other is Dusky Pink, with touches of black and gold - somehow it's more puritan! with big sleeves and an overskirt!

Any ideas?

The third I finished is forest green Sanderson fabric with huge gold and brown flowers - which has ended up being called 'Forest Garland'

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KatyMac Tue 23-Jun-20 23:29:22

Elizabethan Blush & Grey Garland after a lot of sillyshallying!

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MovingSwiftlyOn Wed 24-Jun-20 11:29:29

Lovely idea @katyMac. I'm in the process of making a dress from an duvet cover I've had for ages, which had a pretty inset panel in it. I haven't made anything for 40 years so didn't want to spend any money on fabric until I'd got my confidence back. I never expected that I'd actually want to wear it, but so far it's looking quite good and if I finish it without cocking it up, I think I might! I'd love to see more of your creations...

KatyMac Wed 24-Jun-20 11:45:26

Thanks - you will wear it - after all you liked it enough to try to do something with it

Sent you a link to my stuff - just ignore if you don't want

Love sewing with discarded cloth - creating with what is essentially waste is fab - doing a wedding dress atm and loving it!

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AuntieDolly Wed 24-Jun-20 11:53:43

Glasgow kiss? wink

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