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monodon_monoceros
« on: May 04, 2014 06:31:59 PM »

I hope this is the right place to post this, if not, my apologies..

I had the idea to make a reversible playing card skirt or dress.
   I'm unsure how to do it, though.
I was thinking of taking a strip of fabric and sewing the cards on it like that and lay them kind of shingled to make it long enough. On the strip, it could be reversed and worn the same, possibly.
   not sure if that'd work or not..

If you have any ideas, could you help me out? thanks.. c:
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014 12:36:49 AM »

So I THINK you're saying you'd like a reversible dress/skirt that has real cards applied and if you wear it one way, the faces of the cards are showing, and reverse it to show the backs of the cards?

First off, sounds uncomfortable!  But the heart wants what it wants.

I'd try "linking" the cards together with ribbons.  Sew the tops of a line of cards to the ribbon.  Stitch a second ribbon to the bottoms of the cards, and sew the tops of another line of cards to the bottom of that ribbon.  Continue as needed. 

I'm not sure how the side seams would work; if you don't cut or overlap the cards, you'll wind up with a rectangle that won't make a nice fit.  If you overlap the tops of the cards but not the bottoms, you'll get a stiff "gathered" effect.  Or you could cut each card to fit the shape.  Or just overlap the cards, but only stitch an inch or two in the middle of each so they can move a bit.

I wonder if this is even remotely what you were talking about?!?
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