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Date: 8/30/12 5:17 PM

I have been lusting after this fabric on EOS since she posted it. Resistance is difficult, with the one key is "what should I make from this fabric?" That is the only reason that is keeping me from purchasing it. I am planning a mini wardrobe, so this will fit into my plan of browns & blacks, then utilizing grays later. I can see it sewn into a jacket, coat, sweater (pullover) and it goes on. But what patterns are best for this???? See fabric below....
-- Edited on 8/30/12 5:22 PM --

this is a thick boucle...with a knit backing
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Date: 8/30/12 5:19 PM



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Date: 8/30/12 5:21 PM

Your links aren't working. :(

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Date: 8/30/12 5:23 PM

I posted the pic now....thanks

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Date: 8/30/12 6:09 PM

I like Butterick 1756.

also

http://www.burdastyle.de/chameleon/mediapool/thumbs/c/5b/102-0511-B_1500x1500-ID273249-.jpg

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Date: 8/30/12 6:54 PM

Kwik Sew 3740. Nummm.

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Date: 8/30/12 7:01 PM

Adorable! I love seeing the fabrics other people lust after. So interesting the things people fall in love with!

I don't have a pattern recommendation, but I have a darling RTW tulip skirt made of a tweedy boucle like that, with the godets done in a contrast-print chiffon. Oddly enough, I also have a totally unrelated tweed jacket lined in contrast-print chiffon, with ruffled lapels (no, really, it's adorable) in the chiffon. You can kinda-sorta see the skirt here and here, and you might be able to see the jacket here.

Of course, both of those ideas are rather dependent on you ALSO finding a coordinating chiffon print, but I am nothing if not helpful!


Have fun! That fabric is beautiful! You should get it anyway.

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Date: 8/30/12 7:35 PM

Elcue, I couldn't find the Butteric, but the Burda coat is great!! I have that magazine, and going to go pull it out and look again. Thanks!!

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Date: 8/30/12 7:36 PM

LynnRowe, this is a thicker boucle, will it be too heavy for the neck??? You are a much more experienced than me, so just a thought.

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Date: 8/30/12 7:39 PM

Your skirt & jacket tweeds are very nice! I like the look and they fit you well. Gee, finding 'more' fabric, how sad..... I have looked thru my patterns, but not my Burda magazines. Off to go pull them out. Thanks for the links. Very nice!!

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