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« on: August 04, 2006 03:39:18 PM »

Today a friend of mine stopped by to give me some stuff that didn't fit into her room's new "look" anymore.  She gave me two curtain panels and three things that I think are supposed to be basket liners.  I want to make something out of the curtains first before I figure out what to do with the basket things (they've got big blue roses printed on them that aren't exactly my style). The curtains are a really pretty gauzy white cotton with embroidered butterflies on them.  There's enough to make a skirt, but I want to sew something more interesting than just a knee-length circle or an a-line skirt. However, I also don't want to get super-complicated with lots of seams, like in a godet skirt.   

I'm also concerned about the color.  White isn't a good color on me, but I'm considering doing the underlay (there needs to be one because of the transparency of the fabric) in a different color to offset the "bridal" effect.  I could also dye the curtains, but that might look weird if the thread in the embroidery didn't absorb it the same way.

So what do you guys think?  What kind of skirt should I make, and what color scheme should I do?  Thanks!

« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006 10:31:29 AM »

Thread usually doesn't absorb dye. So if you do decide to dye them, the embroidery has a 99% chance of staying the exact same color.

Maybe do a pencil skirt with an overlay like this? http://www.jepboutique.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/TR%20hem%20skirt.jpg

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