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« on: March 01, 2012 10:27:05 AM »

I L-O-V-E these Lorax panels (and coordinated fabrics).  Love.  I want them.  I want to make them into clothing.  Any ideas?

I'm a grownup (sorta) and work at a very big tech company.  The atmosphere is really laid back and most of the men come to work in jeans and tees.  Some of the ladies try to class it up a bit, but it's still very casual.  Grin  So I pretty much have free reign to wear fun and quirky clothes, should I so desire.

Looking for items that aren't going to be impossible to make, as I'm very new to sewing clothes, and would look good on a "real" figured woman, lol.   Roll Eyes

« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012 10:32:02 PM »

YOu could make them into pockets on a skirt or shirt or make a striped panel skirt with a different panel on each strip of the skirt. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012 07:43:44 AM »

It's super hard to use even these super cute blocks on adult clothing and not look like you're trying to be silly...but I was thinking how cute and would these blocks be as elbow patches on a cool cardigan or sweater (depending on how big they are)?! Cheesy one on each elbow....you can use fabric adhesive to put them in place and then hand stitch with a thicker, neutral thread around the edges for some subtle quirkiness!

Can't wait to hear what you wind up doing with them!

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012 11:01:04 PM »

I work in a similar environment but I wouldn't use that print for clothing, as it is a bit juvenile for any sort of professional to wear. However I would absolutely use it for lining, inside of pockets, and bags or purses, and I think it'd look great in any of those places.  A jacket is probaby a bit much for a beginner to attempt but it would look so cool with that print for a lining Smiley

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