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« on: July 11, 2010 03:33:48 PM »

A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me a queen size set of satin leopard-print sheets. The fabric is absolutely gorgeous, but I have never been able to decide what to do with it.

Obviously, with two huge swaths of fabric (I'm guessing 70x90", as queen mattresses are 60x80") the sky's the limit... but I can't figure out what would look good in leopard print satin.

I've been leaning towards an early 60s style vintage Vogue type dress - fitted bodice, full skirt, that sort of thing... but has anyone else got another idea? I definitely want to do a dress (or two, since I've got so much), but I just can't decide on style.

I'm lucky enough to be able to wear practically everything, and I'm rather small, so unless the pattern requires more than 6 yards of fabric, I should have enough.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010 05:05:05 PM »

I think a dress is a lovely idea if the fabric looks new and crisp!  you could also do curtains, or pillows!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010 12:04:44 PM »

I think a dress would be great! You could make a scarf or headband with the extra fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010 06:34:20 AM »

Ooh, look at this dress! http://www.blogcdn.com/www.styledash.com/media/2006/10/dinabarel_dress.jpg
Perhaps a frilled purse to match? Wrap a metal or plastic headband ala early 1960s.
Harem pants (or whatever they're called) - long and flowing.
Front: http://images.pinupgirlclothing.com/insets/leopard-print-marilyn.jpg
Back: http://images.pinupgirlclothing.com/insets/leopard-print-marilyn-inset.jpg
1947 Diors silk-chiffon African gown : http://www.fashion-stylist.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/image/Christain-Dior-Leooard-print-dress-1947.jpg

If you make fall crafts, using some of the scraps to make leaves in a wreath would add some different texture, sheen and print.
Cover a lampshade.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010 05:05:40 AM »

make a cape out of it.  superman style.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010 08:24:17 AM »

Ooh, look at this dress! http://www.blogcdn.com/www.styledash.com/media/2006/10/dinabarel_dress.jpg
Perhaps a frilled purse to match? Wrap a metal or plastic headband ala early 1960s.
Harem pants (or whatever they're called) - long and flowing.
Front: http://images.pinupgirlclothing.com/insets/leopard-print-marilyn.jpg
Back: http://images.pinupgirlclothing.com/insets/leopard-print-marilyn-inset.jpg
1947 Diors silk-chiffon African gown : http://www.fashion-stylist.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/image/Christain-Dior-Leooard-print-dress-1947.jpg

If you make fall crafts, using some of the scraps to make leaves in a wreath would add some different texture, sheen and print.
Cover a lampshade.

This is a wonderful idea.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010 07:11:04 PM »

Oooh, I love having extra sheets, lots of fabric to work with!  When I read satin leopard print, I thought of a nightie.  You could make a really cute babydoll that would be really comfy.  I've been wanting to make one using this tute http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=5043

You could also make a really nice robe, possibly even matching with all the fabric you have to work with!

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012 02:48:00 PM »

make some curtins Grin
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