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« on: April 29, 2013 03:22:56 PM »

I picked this single bedspread up from a charity shop yesterday and desperately want to make a dress or something amazing with it! I really can't work out whether the fabric is beautiful or fugly but the colour combo really caught my eye so I had to have it (and those little birdies are SWEET) Those huge scallops are super-cute too so I'd love to keep them as a feature somehow - can anything think how?

I'm reluctant to take it apart until I know what I'm doing with it in case I ruin it somehow! It's a medium weight curtain fabric and I think the print is too much for an entire dress but might work well as a bodice with a lighter maybe lace fabric for the skirt part, and then the scallops for something else? Or worked into a dress somehow? I'm 50/50 on going back to the shop to buy the matching curtains!

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013 02:34:42 AM »

I am working on this cute tunic dress http://www.made-by-rae.com/washi/.  Not sure about the scalloped edges, but it could work.  You'd have to add a seam in the back to use two fabrics.....
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013 08:41:12 AM »

scallops are so in! I have an idea. You can make a tiered skirt or dress. Do two or three scalloped tiers then the top tier  be smooth up to the waist for a skirt and for a dress you can add some sort of bodice...probably halter, strapless, or like 2" straps would look cool in my opinion. Or cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. You could do it drop waist or wear it at your natural waist.

Idk, just an idea. I'd love to see what you end up doing!

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