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Date: 7/28/06 12:22 PM

OK, so this fabric is a very heavy/coarse linen, sort of like upholstery weight. It's shown at full scale here, btw. Yikes! Those are big bugs!

Uh... I might have to use it to make a little sundress for DD, which of course would be adorable. But I really have enough to make a skirt or jacket for myself, I think. I'm sure I was originally thinking I would make a straigh skirt of some sort.

So, just looking for ideas. What would you make with 2.5 yards of this? Because I think it's too cutesy.... maybe...? What the heck was I thinking when I bought this???


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Date: 7/28/06 12:26 PM

Depending on your daughter's size, I think those bugs might just be a bit TOO overwhelming.

If it were me I'd make a pair of wide-legged, drawstring (or elastic waist) casual pants - I think they would look really cute with a red or white tank top. Of course sweltering in 100 degree heat for the last 2 weeks may have something to do with this selection...

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Date: 7/28/06 12:32 PM

Jean jacket????

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Date: 7/28/06 12:34 PM

I second the jean jacket idea. Or a cropped jacket. Personally, I can't do bugs on my pants. For your daughter-jacket, pants and a bucket hat with red or black ribbon trim.

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Date: 7/28/06 12:48 PM

It will make a cute home-dec something. Cushions for the patio furniture? I can not picture you in this print, sorry. I also doubt it'll be very comfortable as a sun-dress if it's a heavy weight.

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Date: 7/28/06 1:40 PM

Another idea, hem all the edges and use it for a tablecloth for picnics, etc. I think it would be a cute jean jacket but the print might be too big for you.

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Date: 7/28/06 1:46 PM

A tablecloth sounds very cute for this fabric. If it weren't heavyweight fabric, I'd suggest it as a lining for a jacket (if you really love it, you could make the jacket reversible for any days where you feel compelled to wear ladybugs for everyone to see).

I bought a huge print like this to make art smocks for my sister's children, which would be cute for your daughters, too. You could also cut out the bigger bugs for appliqués, but I suspect everyone would be sick of ladybugs by the time you got through two and a half yards of it.

It would make a pretty cute totebag, though.

Edited to add: As to what you were thinking, are ladybugs a big thing to you? For whatever reason, I love cherry prints. DD has to restrain me to keep me from buying them (I think she does it because she's afraid she'll end up wearing it)/ Maybe you just thought it was too cute to pass up. I bought two pieces of flannel with fish and dinosaurs (respectively, not mixed) because the print was really cute (and DS loves "fishies"). I'm fully intending on using them to make McCalls 4851 as a diaper bag. I'm using one print for each side, and one size diaper will go on one side, and one on the other side of the organizer so I don't have to check sizes (right now they're all lumped in one pocket).
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Date: 7/28/06 2:12 PM

How about aprons? Matching ones for you and your daughter??

I have more "cute" prints than I care to admit, bought because they appealed to me, NOT because I will ever actually wear them. Some were intended for my sons, but they grew out of that stage way faster than I could sew.
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Date: 7/28/06 2:27 PM

Personally I'd make either wide legged trousers or use some of it as a layer in a tiered skirt. Then I'd use the trimmings to make a pinafore dress for my daughter (4)). Or I'd use it as a blind in our sunroom

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Date: 7/28/06 2:31 PM

My first thought was a jean jacket, if it wouldn't be too wrinkly all the time.

I agree with the pants/hat idea for your daughter too.

And, the tablecloth idea is a natural.

Kitchen countertop appliance covers, potholders, apron etc. would be nice, as would place mats and napkins.

You "could" do a very simple sleeveless dress, but I think I read you don't do sleeveless. That's pushing it for this fabric as it might be better paired with denim or red knit something.

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