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Topic: it's summer!! (well, nearly)-"Patchwork Dress inspired by Readymade"  (Read 5860 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010 11:09:53 AM »

Wow!  I really like your version.  You did a great job on it. Grin
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010 12:35:07 PM »

I'd like an adult-sized one, please.  So cute.  I love those fabrics, patchwork, crochet.  It's wonderful that your daughter appreciates it even more because you made it.

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010 03:28:15 PM »

I think its a beautiful dress and even more awesome that your teaching your daughter about the value of money and buying what you can afford instead of simply buying everything you want.

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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010 05:51:45 AM »

Love it! I would LOVE those fabrics! They look older than 1970s though....are you sure they're polycotton and not glazed cotton? The prints on a couple of them look distictly 1940s/50s.....either way they are far cuter than the fabrics in the Next dress and your daughter is a cutie! WIsh I would sew like that.

I had no idea they could be older than 1970s, they were just in a bag of bits and pieces my mum got from a chairty shop. all with pinked edges and all the same size so someone had obviously meant to do *something* with them.

in the bag there were two really really interesting ones (for historical value) which i've not added as they depicted black slaves/servants working on a plantation. I've kept them, and don't intent to use them; but don't know what to do with them!
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010 12:58:09 PM »

Oooh...I'd love to see those! It was common through the 30s and right up to the 50s to depict such things....though there are earlier examples...not so much in the Uk though, more in the USA. In fact its hard to find nice vintage novelty print in the UK any earlier than the 50s....because of the war...fabric was in very short supply over here and usually got re-used till it fell apart.

Maybe you should frame the older pieces? Might look cute? Lovely to see a nice garment made from older scraps though!
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