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EveS
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Date: 6/12/11 12:46 PM

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I have this beautiful fabric that should not have to become stash!! It's labeled as a cotton shirting and might be the yummiest fabric I've ever owned. It's lightweight, semi-sheer, and has a beautiful drape. It's not cheap. Even though it's supposed to be cotton, it really feels like silk, so I don't want to have to line it...I want to roll around in it 27/4! I have 2 yds and it's 60" wide. For scale, that is a yard stick in the photo. I usually get inspired by pretty fabrics, but I'm totally stymied on what direction to take this (and due to what it would cost to replace, redo's are NOT an option).

So, dear fabric connoisseurs, please inspire me!! FWIW, my Burda collection goes back to 2006, with lots of intermittent issues prior to that.

Thanks for playing!!
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Date: 6/12/11 12:52 PM

How delicious! It told me it wanted to be a simple tunic top, long sleeved.
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In reply to Vibekeinyork

Date: 6/12/11 1:03 PM

I agree. A tunic would be great.

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Date: 6/12/11 1:04 PM

This, Burda Tunic , is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the fabric. It is beautiful and I wouldn't want to cut it into lots of small pieces.

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Date: 6/12/11 1:07 PM

I don't know how you feel about summer dresses but burda2-2011 has a dress ,very cute, page 7, It says 2.25 yards but you have 60 inch so I would think you could make that, If you like dresses. The fabric is beautiful.

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Date: 6/12/11 1:35 PM

What about a shirt dress?
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Date: 6/12/11 1:36 PM

Oh me- me- me- let me chime in!
This Vogue. It wants to be Vogue 8504.

I just finished it last week- no review yet. It has an asymetrical neckline, and hem. I left off the facings and did a silk organza bias instead. The pants are great too!

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In reply to ConnieBJ

Date: 6/12/11 1:51 PM

Yum! I like Connie's choice! I have a couple of similar fabrics that haven't known what they want to be, & I don't really consider myself a tunic person.

This pattern, however....well, it's coming my way the minute I find it on sale!

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Date: 6/12/11 2:23 PM

With that lovely *large* print, I vote for something with the bare minimum of seams, and at least knee-length if a top/dress. Consider this a vote for a simple long tunic.

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In reply to EveS

Date: 6/12/11 2:38 PM

Where did you purchase this lovely fabric? Is it still available? Please, give details!
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