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Date: 6/3/12 8:44 PM

I dig this print-- bold! geometric! graphic! modern!
The colors are wrong for me. It is a shiny poly knit. But I really love this print and the greenish shades should be just fine on me.
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The stretch is 4 way (both directions, both ways).
What I'm looking for is dress or top suggestions that let me use the print vertically and diagonally. NO HORIZONTALLY, except as an accent. My initial thought was Mccall 6363, but it has been panned. Still, something that permits some interesting alignments for this funky stripe would be cool. Suggestions? Lemme know!

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Date: 6/9/12 3:00 PM

So...I just found this thread. What are you making?

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Date: 6/9/12 3:40 PM

Still haven't figured it out...

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Date: 6/9/12 7:28 PM

Maybe something like V1275 would work. Having panels, you can play around with fabric direction eg diagonal/bias cut on the sides. If you want to highlight the green, you could ruche it to show in front, but that means horizontal placement. Good luck.

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Date: 6/9/12 10:43 PM

Sometimes I like taking a fabric like this and tucking out one of the colors. I think it would look brilliant to tuck out the green for a bodice and let it open up to the full pattern in the skirt.

If it was on my cutting table I would have to cut some of it into strips and weave it. Love green, but here again I would cut out the green and fold all of the green under, afix and weave. Then I would marry the woven fabric without the green with the full on stripe of the original fabric.

Can't look at patterns right now. If you check the new Vogue patterns there is a Tilton pattern for a knit top or sundress with huge slouchy pockets that is shown in a mix of fabrics. Something of that nature could be fun.

Horizontal is not always bad. You might be surprised if you put on a solid top and pinned the fabric on to simulate a softly gathered and draped skirt on the horizontal. Bodice on the diagonal with horizontal skirt could be pretty spicy.

Hmmm..... You could quilt your own giant zig zag pattern for a skirt.

Simple dress pattern sliced on the diagonal, yes, that's the pattern that is sliced on the diagonal on the dress front. The shoulder wide - point at the hem portion with fabric on the diagonal. The shoulder point - bottom wide portion on the horizontal.

The back. Either repeat the pattern piecing from the front or make the entire back vertical. I would use an underarm zipper to keep the graphics clean.

Thanks for letting me play with your fabric!

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Date: 6/10/12 2:27 PM

I have that pattern and think it looks very cool, though I have no idea why that cover model has pot scrubbers on her shoulders...

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Date: 6/10/12 2:28 PM

Cool idea! I'd have to keep the green in-- one of the few colors in the fabric that I can wear without looking like a zombie!

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