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Topic: What the heck would you make with this fabric? (no really, I need suggestions!)  (Read 2506 times)
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« on: June 19, 2008 09:33:20 PM »

I like to prowl my local Goodwill stores for goodies to craft.  I love getting old sheets and tablecloths with interesting patterns.  I may have ventured to far this time.

I have a twin-sized sheet with a large, groovy pattern and no idea what to make it into. 


**NOTE** The large couple near the center (the back view of a boy and girl) is 10" tall.


Usually I am envisioning kids clothes when I get these things, but I'm afraid this pattern is too large and too garish for kids clothes.  The colors are interesting (the picture came out pretty true to life).

I am conflicted about this fabric.  One day I think it's kitschy and cool, the next I think it's ugly as sin.  But I think, made into the right thing, it would be really fun.

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008 10:06:23 PM »

You could maybe find some fleece the same size of the sheet and make a throw blanket/comforter.  Cut the corners in and every so many inches cut a slit and tie knots all the way around.

First thing I thought of was Sadie Hawkins Day.  Where girls ask the boys to dance/date?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008 10:26:58 PM »

What about an apron? I think it'd be cute. Smiley

Other thoughts:
a pillow
tote

Well my mind just went blank. Hopefully you'll get a bunch of ideas to choose from!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 01:10:50 AM »

I would make a very large bag, with ribbons or something like that
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008 05:21:57 AM »

OMG! When i saw this in the "recent with pics" i burst into tears. When I was a little girl, those were my sheets. they were passed on to me by all of my sisters. If you havent already used it, can we do a personal swap or something? If not, thats totally fine, I know its a great print. But that is my childhood on fabric! I've never seen it anywhere else!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008 07:18:10 AM »

Aww, bless --> n u l l g a l's post

My first thought for the fabric was wrap trousers (sorry, pants for all you shermans :p) like here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=214076.0.

Or if you're not brave enough to wear that print out, how about adults pyjamas?
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008 09:00:10 AM »

I've pm'ed you n u l l g a l.

Since I have a love/hate relationship with the pattern, it should be with someone who will love it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008 10:54:35 AM »

i had the same sheets when i was a kid too! i'm not emotionally attached to them, but it certainly made my day to see them!

for me, they just scream summer dress, but i enjoy somewhat garish clothing.

nullgal, i'd love to see the finished product!
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008 11:05:16 AM »

summer dress, patchwork quilt, big tote, throw, summer pool wrap.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2008 01:17:46 PM »

I'm not saying this would be easy, but my instinct would be to make a dress similar to what one of the girls in the print is wearing. Like making a 1920s style dress out of fabric printed with ladies in 1920s style dresses. I'm sure there's some sort of art term for this.
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