Another element that influenced my design was that I had already pre-picked the fabrics that I was going to use to create the collage portion of the peace. I purchased my fashion fabrics with that palette in mind to sort of complement and tie together both my old and new materials. This is one of my first times purchasing synthetic fabric for a project and I don’t know if I would do it again, but it was an interesting experience. I’m fairly allergic to polyester so working with the sheer synthetic fabric was particularly challenging for me because I was having some issues with it burning my hands while sewing. Alas, that is the price you pay when you pick your fabric based on ‘Ooh pretty!’ factor.