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Date: 1/6/10 6:07 PM

I found 3 yards of this lightweight broadcloth with a dobby weave of 'Linda'. I have a dear friend with that name and want to make her something as a surprise. I was thinking of lining a purse or tote with it. Does anyone have a better idea? If a Linda suggests a good idea, I'll send her a yard.

I'm having trouble posting a photo, I'll keep trying

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Date: 1/6/10 6:54 PM

My mom is a Linda. She would be uncomfortable wearing it as a garment, by it sounds like it would make a wonderful lining for a summer jacket or for a vest.

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Date: 1/6/10 7:24 PM

I have no Linda connections but it you don't want to make something elaborate how about an apron?

I think the name detail would be lost in a bag unless it's very obvious, but a jacket lining sounds great.

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Date: 1/6/10 7:53 PM

The idea of a jacket lining would be so cute!. I don't know her exact size and I want it to be a surprise. I'm leaning towards the Amy Butler Swing bag, with the fabric as the lining and the scarf you tie on. I still want to give some away, so feel free to add suggestions.

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Date: 1/6/10 9:00 PM

I was able to extract this from your post:

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Date: 1/6/10 10:09 PM

hi there,
I agree that using this fabric as a purse lining would only be seen and appreciated by the owner but what about a summer nightie or a camisole and boxer type pyjama set? or if you have your mind set on a purse lining, trim a plain white shirt with "linda" collar, cuffs, bands and pocket with the leftovers.

regards,
linda in australia.

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sewing in melbourne.

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Date: 1/21/10 3:24 PM

Hey, Linda means "beautiful" and I'm beautiful, in my own way, as we all are, so.....

Why not make her a swimsuit coverup? Nah, might encourage stalking.

How about closet accessories like shoulder covers for jackets and nice dresses--the kind you slip over the hangar hook and it covers the shoulders of the garment. Easy-peasy and something she would see and enjoy daily.

You could also make drawstring bags to put nice shoes in, a jewelry caddy, line a jewelry box with this, pad and cover a photo album with this (more crafty but still), or make a hanging hosiery thing with pockets made with sheer material to hold the hosier while showing it's colors. Use a wooden or padded hanger as the structure on top.

Or, make padded hangers with this fabric. You pretty much just make tubes and put them over a wooden hanger that has been padded and then tie a ribbon around the base of the hangar hook. I know instructions are somewhere on the web. This would really be something she would see everyday, and if I had such hangars (with my name on them), I'd feel kind of pampered and think of you everytime I opened my closet.
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Date: 1/21/10 6:15 PM

I wouldn't want to wear a garment, or even jammies with my name all over it, but a purse lining would be ok. i can't think of anything else, maybe slippers? i'm not big on having my name on stuff.

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Linda

Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.
-- Betsey Johnson


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