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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007 06:21:21 PM »

mine's almost done! It is surprisingly not as bad as I thought. But still pretty bad.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2007 08:40:37 PM »

Wow. I actually like that fabric....
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007 08:36:59 PM »

Wow. I actually like that fabric....

Heh I like it too.  I also like the idea of working with "ugly" fabric. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2007 11:48:53 AM »

LOL Cheesy  This Sew-a-long was too funny to pass by! 

**Off to check my stash for something ugly!!**
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2007 06:58:42 AM »

OK, looked through the statsh and actually found several ugly things.  For some reason this kept jumping out at me:


Yes, they're pears.  Yes, It's orange.  I have no clue what I originally purchased this for, but I have two yards of it.  Any ideas??
I was thinking maybe a jacket lining or a skirt?  What do you all think??
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2007 08:30:59 PM »

wow, it would make a really pretty jacket lining, I think. But what type of fabric is it? I'd really love to see you find a way to work it so you can see it on the outside of a garment! maybe as a blouse? I always feel like wild-print blouses are easier to get away with. maybe that's because anthropologie was packed with them this spring and summer Wink
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2007 06:22:11 AM »

wow, it would make a really pretty jacket lining, I think. But what type of fabric is it? I'd really love to see you find a way to work it so you can see it on the outside of a garment! maybe as a blouse? I always feel like wild-print blouses are easier to get away with. maybe that's because anthropologie was packed with them this spring and summer Wink

It's just a quilters cotton.  I'm thinking I'm going to go with the jacket lining, since orange really never looks that good next to my complexion.  I have some medium blue bottom weight fabric I'm thinking will be good for the outside of the jacket w/ this as the lining.  I could probably make a flower fabric pin or applique some of the pears to the outside of the jacket to show the fabric off a little.  You're right I don't think I would like to hide the fabric completely, but a full top with it might be too much.
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2007 07:36:46 AM »

oooh - psmommy, I bet it would also make fantastic bias trim around something. Then the print wouldn't be so obvious, but you'd know there was SOMETHING going on with the colours shifting and such...
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2007 07:46:54 AM »

AH!  You just gave me an awesome thought!  Maybe I could add a breast pocket to the jacket and use this fabric as a border on the top of the pocket and/or add little flouncy cuffs to the jacket as well in the pear fabric!  What do you think?  too cheesy?
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2007 08:28:22 AM »

OMG!  I've just been checking out jacket patterns on the web, and I absolutely found what I'm going to do!

Here is the pattern I've chosen:
http://img.sewingtoday.com/cat/40000/itm_img/M5327.jpg
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The main part will be in blue, and the lining, little flouncy cuffs, and pocket edging will be in the pear fabric.  I may applique a little pear on the flap of each pocket, too.

If I don't already have this pattern in my stash, I'll pick one up at Hancock's next week (on sale $.99 Aug 1-4). I'm pretty excited about this.  I think it may turn out really cute!
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