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Date: 7/11/12 3:32 PM

My stash has multiple personalities-I have knits with an urban chic look, knits suited for outdoor wear and camping, linen for those arty patterns, cottons with various graphic prints or small designs suited to a petite person...and then there is this--->


The colors are so vintage, and the 2 inch roses are realistic in shape and size...this yard of fabric is so pretty to me but what in the world can I make?

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Date: 7/11/12 3:37 PM

Very Shabby Chic!!! Camisole, sleep shirt, sleevless or cap sleeve top, long scarf....off the top of my head..Love the colors!

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Date: 7/11/12 3:45 PM

Marry it with a coordinating linen in a color blocked top?

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Date: 7/11/12 3:51 PM

CLASSIC CAMP SHORTS with cuffs! You will knock their socks awf!

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Date: 7/11/12 4:08 PM

2 quick thoughts-
* Capris for a casual summery or country look, with a billowy, white linen over-sized top. Wear with a straw hat and pewter flats or purple sandals- flat or platform. I have both pair of shoes, don't you?

* Peplum top- your pick of style, but with solid slim pants in grey green, pearl grey or white. Shoes as above with small purse (in accent color?) for a more urban look.

Soooo fun to dress up someone else! Thanks for the chance.

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Date: 7/11/12 4:26 PM

Gorgeous!!! What is it? (knit? linen?)

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Date: 7/11/12 5:30 PM

Oh, good ideas so far. Thanks! It is a very soft cotton, and when I unearthed it, I thought it was from GW. But it is a remnant from a store and relatively new. I only have a yard.

The shorts are cute-the idea of a teeny top also-and I am leaning toward trying it with another fabric.



The peach fabric is a poly from a friend's mom-one of those "just because" gifts-and I am using most of it for a pair of pants. But I do have some left.

Is the combo too sweet? Would a more masculine color like sage or brown be better?

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Date: 7/11/12 6:40 PM

Yes, I'd watch going too sweet, which is why I was suggesting accessories to give it an edge. Or, go the other way-and dig into truly over-the-top sweet. Hmmmm . . . how about a knee length, or shorter 3-tier skirt that's very girly. To force that, I'd do lace insertions vertically on each tier. Use different width laces from really wide to narrow. Place them somewhat randomly to get a sheer patchwork look on the tiers. The lace insertion will increase your yardage too. I'd wear it with a tank top that looks like a guy's wife-beater undershirt and a jean jacket plus sneakers. Then I'd get some take out food and go to the beach at sunset. You've got yourself a pretty inspiring 1-yard of fabric there!

I never wear anything remotely like this. However, I have a dress from forever ago that was too sweet for me. It's in a box with fabrics I could quilt, but I haven't been interested in that for some decades. Maybe I should pull it out, cut it open and think- garment. Thanks for posting and jogging my mind.

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Date: 7/11/12 6:52 PM

I think it would make a great tote. The pink is too... sweet.

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Date: 7/11/12 7:14 PM

I think a cute simple a line skirt with a grey sage linen (or any other color with a lot of grey in it) would be sophisticated. I don't wear florals myself but if it's just a bit peeking out from under a tunic, I could warm up to it.

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