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Date: 2/28/13 9:30 AM

It's a cotton shower curtain...

shower curtain

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Date: 2/28/13 9:48 AM

I made a skirt from a fire retardant wall covering so I think whatever works.

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Date: 2/28/13 9:51 AM

not weird. cute.

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Date: 2/28/13 9:54 AM

The print is really large, but it's so cute! Any pattern suggestions? I'm thinking a simple shift dress to showcase the fabric, plus it's slightly heavy. Also I can't decide if a waistline seam is a good or bad idea?

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Date: 2/28/13 11:52 AM

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The print is really large, but it's so cute! Any pattern suggestions? I'm thinking a simple shift dress to showcase the fabric, plus it's slightly heavy. Also I can't decide if a waistline seam is a good or bad idea?

Very cute fabric, but you say it's Heavy? What about a Shawl, or something smaller than a full sized dress in case the weight becomes an issue? A sweater/light weight coat?

Wish I could feel this fabric

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Date: 2/28/13 12:29 PM

If it's heavy, I'd stay away from a waist seam (and reinforce the shoulders). Same with any yoke (especially if the bodice is gathered under it). I think it would make a really cute dress.

A simple sheath or A-line. Something where the waist is defined by side seams or a belt - View A from S2059, NL 6803 or a shirt dress (if it doesn't have princess seams). But princess seams are better than a waist seam.

Just be careful w/ the pattern placement - don't want it to look like the birds are, um, nursing.

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Date: 2/28/13 1:07 PM

Haha, nursing birds! Yes, I would prefer to avoid that...

I guess it's technically not "heavy" but after working with a lot of sari silk, everything seems heavy. It would probably be classified as a mid-weight twill

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Date: 2/28/13 1:43 PM

Nope. Not weird. What about a pencil skirt? Sometimes a large print works well on that kind of simply shape.

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Date: 2/28/13 1:59 PM

If the fabric is stiff, I'd say, make it into a light coat, like this:



I made myself a light coat in off-white and thought I'd never wear it, but I do, more often than I thought, and WHEN I do, it's really smashing!


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Date: 3/1/13 10:33 AM

sometimes the best fabric prints can be found on shower curtains and sheets. keep your eyes open when there is a 'white sale'.

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