Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thanks for all of your suggestions on what to do with the bold print fabric. There were several popular suggestions:
1. 60's style sleeveless dress
2. Full or pleated skirt
3. Halter dress or top
5. Frame a panel and hang it as art (which it is!)
The dress idea is appealing because then I don't have to find a top or bottom to coordinate! But the skirt idea is really growing on me. And I'm such a tunic lover.
I went through my vintage patterns for dresses and here are some candidates:
These are the exact same style but the Butterick has a slit in the back. I'd do a sleeveless, knee-length version.
Same silhouette with different seamlines. The second year that I sewed, I made 6865, like the pink dress but with 3/4 sleeves. I used a woven wool from Joann, and this was back before I had the forethought to add a lining so the dress was itchy, and the neckline was chokingly small compared to today's open necklines that I'm accustomed to. It looked good but it was so uncomfortable to wear! I think I wore it twice before tossing it in the Goodwill bag.
I don't think I have enough fabric for even a sleeveless, knee-length version but I'm going to check.
Anyway, I think I'm going to let this stew in my head for a little while longer. I just really want to sew up this fabric in time for the summer because I have the perfect flat strappy sandals in red patent leather!