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Hodgett85
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Date: 7/19/13 3:07 PM

I have bought some beautiful fabric with a large flower print in vivid oranges and reds on a black background but I am stuck as to what I could use it for!

It's 100% cotton and I'm fairly new to this but I would love to make use of it!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated xx

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Date: 7/19/13 3:21 PM

A maxi dress makes good use of large prints.
Mcalls 6559
This is for a knit fabric, there are quite a few patterns for woven also.
This thread discusses woven maxis.

Given the current hot spell, you could be right on trend.

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Date: 7/19/13 3:38 PM

I would aim for something with as few pattern pieces as possible (to not break the print). Maxi dress is a perfect idea (if you have enough fabric) or a sheath dress like the Colette Laurel (or the tunic version of the Laurel).

Another idea that strikes me (if it fits your style) is a basic "camp shirt" (without pockets) - it would be like a Hawaiian shirt in your print!

I think anything you can find that has very few pieces - preferably without a CF or CB seam would highlight the print. But it could be a top, tunic, dress, or even skirt (half, full, or 3/4 circle skirt all in one piece, or a wrap skirt cut on the cross grain).

Actually, as I'm writing this, the patterns being "sold" to me are Vogue 8878 and 8669 - both of which (if they aren't knits, and I don't think they are) could work for you!

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Date: 7/19/13 3:41 PM

Pajamas, an apron, a night gown.

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Date: 7/19/13 4:20 PM

duh of course a maxi dress!!!! Such a simple idea and it would be perfect! I have a dress I could base it on whch is looking a bit worn nowadays!
Thank you so much!!!

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Date: 7/20/13 0:18 AM

This depends on your body type. If you are top heavy, make a skirt, pants, capris, or shorts to balance you out. If you are bottom heavy, make a top, like maybe a button down shirt you can wear alone or open over a tee. If you are an hourglass, then do whatever your heart desires. Have fun!

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