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Topic: Lots of fabric, no idea what to do with it.  (Read 981 times)
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« on: August 19, 2011 02:32:36 AM »

Accidental post, and now I can't delete it.  Embarrassed

Heck, since I'm here anyway...
Any suggestions for what to do with that massive box of fabric I have? I don't know what materials are except the jersey knit (like 3 yards) and the blue leopard print spandex-ish fabric. I have a few yards of lace fabric and some black and white flowery satin (I think? It's heavier though).
I need clothes but I don't know what. Plus, my taste in clothing is so all over the place that I don't know where to start.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011 02:10:03 PM »

Have you looked through the clothing tutorials for ideas?  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356365.0

There are lots of free patterns at Burdastyle which might give ideas: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?free=1&most_recent=1

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011 07:55:22 PM »

Thanks! I'll check those out.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011 08:13:22 PM »

Have you hit the pattern sales at Joann and/or Hancock yet?  (Or hobby lobby.. I think they do the sales too.)  A word of warning.. those pattern sales are addictive!  I'ts so easy to justify buying patterns when they're on sale for $.99 or $1.99, and the envelopes seem small, so it never feels like it's going to be a storage issue like with fabric.  Until you one day realize, after having built a trunk, that you have too many patterns to fit them all into the trunk.  (Just don't ask how I know.   Wink )

Check the websites of the major pattern companies for ideas first.  Then you can go in with a good idea of what patterns you need to sew the fabric you have. 

« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2011 10:46:47 AM »

I typed blue leopard into Google image search and found some cute things!

Underpants and here's a pattern you could use.

Leggings and some free leggings patterns.

Here's a D&G dress, and a BluGirl dress.

You could use the lace to make one of these. BurdaStyle has LOTS of free basic patterns you could use, such as the Batwing Top, Kimono Tee, Loose Fit Knit Top, and Pete (a classic tee).

Hace fun Cheesy

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