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Topic: These Ain's Yo Grandma's Doilies!  (Read 15139 times)
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jennjitsu
« on: February 02, 2010 10:27:34 AM »

I don't know what it is about doilies, but I'm drawn to them.  If I come across them in thrift and antique stores, I snatch them up and recently acquired a huge load of them from my MIL and her neighbor.  I just had them hoarded in a box, awaiting assignment.  My MIL has a lot of her clothes from when they were stationed in wildly interesting places like the Phillipines and India or Brazil and she gives them to me when she discovers a box in the basement.  I was given a very plain stretch knit outfit and nearly gave it to Goodwill when it dawned on me that it would make a great lining for the doilies and the idea snowballed from there.  It took a lot of tedious cutting, hand-stitching (thank goodness for dressforms!)and rearranging but I finally finished! Phew!

Oh, and can you believe my photographer is only 4 years old?  Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010 10:34:16 AM »

Holy cow!  That's brilliant!  I am so Rocking this.  What a great idea!  And your photographer has an amazing eye and lots of talent  Wink
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Sayruh
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010 10:46:42 AM »

Wow!  That is a gorgeous top!  Excellent use for all those doilies.  Fantastic work.
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krafty119
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010 10:56:18 AM »

Bee-u-ti-ful! You did a wonderful job putting that together. it's very flattering... And your photographer? What skill! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 11:10:08 AM »

That's absolutely gorgeous! I want one now! I can only imagine the amount of time it took you to hand stitch all the doilies >_< But it's definately something you can wear with pride! This completely and totally Rocks!
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Taramor
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 11:19:25 AM »

What a wonderful idea. I, too, love dollies, and don't know what to use them for.
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jericho
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 11:29:44 AM »

So pretty! I really like the line of the top's top in front--it's unexpected and it works! Smiley
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horrormaedchen
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010 11:33:04 AM »

This is a brilliant idea and it looks absolutely beautiful. This definitely deserves a THIS ROCKS! And the photographer....you know what he's going to be when he grows up.  Wink
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Lylanni
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2010 01:04:39 PM »

That is just beautiful!! I wish I could find some pretty doilies!
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Willowe
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2010 04:03:15 PM »

Absolutely beautiful, and what a great use for all those doilies! I can't imagine how long it must have taken to hand sew that!
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