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ansley
« on: April 30, 2008 11:17:52 AM »

I let dd get some fabric from the $1yd sale.  She chose a green background with snoopy (from the peanuts) and groupings of Easter eggs for the top and a pink background with the same eggs scattered for the shorts.  I asked another shopper and her mom what they thought of the combo (they were looking for fabric to make a quilt).  They said it would go together.  I showed my mom what I bought and she said it would be way to busy and wouldn't look good.  What do you think?  BTW I am teaching myself how to sew.  Thanks.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 12:24:55 PM »

I depends on the density of the print, the scale of the print, the size of the items being made....a lot of things really. A print that looks cute on a 4 year old can look dreadful on an adult & vice versa. Without seeing the fabrics, the pattern & the child in question, I can't answer except to say if she picked it out she's probably going to like it Smiley regardless of what gramma thinks!
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ansley
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 01:39:51 PM »

My dd is 7yo.  The Pattern is M5562 view C and E. http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5562.htm?tab=easy_stitch_n_save&page=1

This is the fabric for view C.  http://www.joanns.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat753850&PRODID=xprd509360&source=search

I cant find the other fabric but it is a pink background with the same eggs and no characters.  It looks like someone scattered jellybeans on a pink background.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 02:59:05 PM »

lol, wasn't my intent but thanks Smiley
Eh, it is a busy fabric, but this is definately a case of cute on a kid dumb on a grown up (unless it's scrubs, scrubs are so blah any print will do).

I think eggs plus that print is what she said 'too busy' about, but without viewing the eggs this is a guess. Honestly, prints that have pictures are the hardest ones to group with other things, all over non directionl things like flowers might as well be random shapes because of the way they work from every direction. When there are faces, vehicles, animal forms that are printed directionally, they are a challenge.

Personally, I'm pretty conservative about prints, had my daughter picked the Peanuts gang I would have got a soild or a very subtle print in a coordinating color (maybe hot pink) to go with it- but that's my personal taste. Again, I emphasise DD picked it, so it's what she wants Smiley Make her happy, if mom complains say "she picked it herself & it makes her happy- it's just fabric".
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008 05:35:15 PM »

Personally, I'm pretty conservative about prints, had my daughter picked the Peanuts gang I would have got a soild or a very subtle print in a coordinating color (maybe hot pink) to go with it- but that's my personal taste. Again, I emphasise DD picked it, so it's what she wants Smiley Make her happy, if mom complains say "she picked it herself & it makes her happy- it's just fabric".

I agree with Penlowe. I wouldn't make some of the choices my husband (or younger sister!) would make for fabric, but since it makes them happy and it's just fabric, it's not the end of the world!

Also, maybe you could consider getting another set of much plainer fabrics (nice bright color, little or no print) and make two sets that you can mix and match. Top and bottom of the Peanuts (and eggs) and top and bottom of something else that you can wear together or mixed up.  Then you'd have 2, 3, 4 outfits in 1!
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008 06:30:56 PM »

lol if I wore only colors my hubby picked I'd live in khaki and nothing else. He is pretty darned bland when it comes to the color department....
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008 07:50:02 PM »

As a mommy who just sewed 4 different buttons (ladybug, flower, clear round and speckled heart) all on the same dress bodice in a random pattern chosen by a two year old, I say go for it.  The most important thing is that it makes your little princess feel beautiful and if she picked the fabrics, I'm sure she will love it. 
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ansley
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008 10:35:56 AM »

I made a shirt from this pattern using and old skirt dd had out grown and she hates the way it ties around the neck.  She just doesn't like the way it feels.  I'm glad I didn't use the new fabric.  This shirt will go to my niece.  She wears clothes like this all the time.  I, fortunately, have another pattern that I know dd will wear.

My mom had something to say about it being Easter fabric too but big deal.  Dd is happy with the fabric and now she wants me to add appliqus or decorative buttons.  If you can't see her a mile away, she isn't happy.  lol
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008 09:49:46 PM »

Your daughter sounds like my son. He wears one bright orange sock, one fuchsia sock (says he: "pink is for girls, fuchsia is for boys"), with as many other bright colors as he can find at one time. The less he matches (in my eyes, anyway) the happier he is.

If he were to pick out something like that and I tried to veto (or gently steer him in another direction), he wouldn't so much be insulted as think I'm an idiot for not seeing the genius in his creation.

Your mother will deal -- and probably gush over how cute she is in her loud Easter outfit in the middle of July.  Smiley
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