Readers … Your Expert Guidance is Needed

I told a little fib, its 3m! Definitely has some man made in it but can clearly see a cotton weft .

I told a little fib, its 3m! Definitely has some man made in it but can clearly see a cotton weft .

50's crepe

I have posted to the same plea… HEEEEEEEELP!

…I confess it’s my own fault BUT I have more genuine vintage fabric than any sane human being should have. To the point that my up and coming vintage fair on 2 November at Spitalfields Old Market could potentially be awash with cushion families.

Now they say why fix what isn’t broke ~ my families sell VERY well but I do have some fabrics, this one in particular that really should become something else.

It is a wonderful 1050’s crepe bought from The Polished Button and it is even more lovely in the ‘flesh’. From memory I think I bought 2 m.

IDEA 1 : Full apron, made from one of my many vintage patterns

IDEA 2 : A little girls ‘party’ dress again from a vintage pattern

What do you think?  Do you think it lends itself to something else? I would love to hear your ideas as I am on a creative juice overflow…. hence this plea for help!



11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pillows A-La-Mode
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:31:21

    I’m loving aprons again these days, so I vote for that! 🙂


  2. oursewingpatch
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:42:52

    thank you, I love them too. So much fun to make as well 😉


  3. CurlsnSkirls
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:46:26

    Would also vote apron. What’s the scale & repeat of the print? What’s fabric content – cotton? Something suitable for kitchen messiness or hostess duty? If the later, hoick up the price! Can you get 2 aprons from the 2 m? Maybe a bigger piccie, with someone holding it up, would give us scale, pattern, & more ideas? Sorry about all the questions, Lovely One. Looks good, but wanna see more – sorry for being greedy.
    xxx del


    • oursewingpatch
      Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:56:16

      Right ….. repeat is 22″ and pattern scale is the larger cluster of flowers 6″ x 7″. Give me a moment my lovely one and I will have HH hold up the fabric and get another pic oh darling demanding one 😉 xxx


      • CurlsnSkirls
        Oct 10, 2013 @ 13:11:12

        Lovely Sweet Lady, many thanks for the piccie. A further favour? Would change my vote to dress, generalized small/medium style, something not too fitted – or maybe good ol’ kimono, easily slipped into for fitting-before-purchase. hello & thanks also to your HH! xxx del

      • oursewingpatch
        Oct 10, 2013 @ 13:18:30

        Oooooo now KIMONO, there is a thought! Very vintage, versatile size wise and a gorgeous thing

  4. xweets
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:51:22

    The fabric is too beautiful! I say Dress.


  5. oursewingpatch
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:57:08

    Oh yes, hostess duty for sure x


  6. oursewingpatch
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 07:30:27

    Mmmmm…. been thinking ALL night …..a dress? Would be so lovely but what size? I have no clue of the average size of a UK female adult and what is a popular age. Friend suggested lining a coat with it which again is a great idea BUT not hugely saleable at the fair. DANGIT! Ha! Maybe with 3 m rather than the 2m I thought I had, I can make both 🙂


  7. laulipopnz
    Oct 17, 2013 @ 00:49:09

    Its too lovely for a apron, make a dress for yourself!


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