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« on: February 25, 2013 07:34:24 AM »

So, the hubs' grandmother gave me a bunch of fabric she had "just lying around" and as we were going through it we came to this beautiful piece of linen with all this absolutely GORGEOUS embroidery around the edges. "Oh! Jack (the hubs' late grandfather who used to be in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery) brought that back on one of his trips from India! Don't worry, you can still have it."

Me: gulp. I'll never ever EVER be able to cut this. Ever.

Fast forward about a month and I'm still looking at this gorgeous piece of fabric thinking... I'd better just fold it up and put it in a closet now... but wait a tick - doesn't this fabric deserve to be seen!? Yes, it does!

So I laid that sucker out and went to fussy cutting. I knew I wanted to maintain as much of the beautiful embroidery as possible and it had a few holes that needed to be cut around as well and it became: this cute little jacket!











embroidery close up - isn't it gorgeous?!


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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013 08:02:53 AM »

That is so beautiful. you did  a lovely job with the cutting to preserve the gorgeous embroidery.  I'm so glad you made it into something so it could be seen rather than rotting away in a dark cupboard.  This will be an heirloom one day.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013 08:23:36 AM »

That is amazing!  I think you found a perfect (and very flattering) project to do with that gorgeous fabric.  So glad it isn't hiding away in your stash, excellent work!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 08:36:28 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful!  You did an amazing job with it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 08:55:51 AM »

Thanks all! I'll admit, that first cut was the hardest. I was terrified of completely messing up and having ruined this beautiful fabric... but thankfully it turned out well. I love wearing it now and it will translate nicely to warmer weather since it's a nice light linen.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013 08:59:20 AM »

oh my --- you did an excellent job saving the beautiful embroidery...I am so glad that you decided not to just hide this fabric in your closet...it deserves another life to be enjoyed by you and others...beautiful work...thoughtful work, as well...bet your hubby's grandma is thrilled to pass it on to a talented seamstress!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013 09:02:04 AM »

Beautiful work, I love the style you chose to showcase the fabric.  

I think I would. Have been far too scared to ever cut into it, great work getting over that fear.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013 09:16:36 AM »

Beautiful jacket!
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013 09:54:47 AM »

Fantastic!  Such a great item to show off the amazing embroidery, and you look great in it!
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You have done that fabric justice, my dear. ^_^ Congratulations!
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