Thursday, June 17, 2010

what to do???...

I found this lovely Laura Ashley skirt at the op shop the other day.  It looks as though it has never been worn, and sorry to say I won't be wearing it either, I always feel a little frumpy in that length of anything, but I couldn't go past the grey wool fabric & I love the pretty embroidered patterns...
I've been hanging it here & there, draping it about, walking past admiring, feeling, examining...
just awaiting inspiration to transform...

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26 comments:

  1. Oooh it's lovely. I can't wait to see your reworking of it.

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  2. Yeah, I know what you mean- I remember seeing this when it was in the shop and just not getting on with the cut. However I could see it being used for a book cover, pencil case, accessory case, laptop cover, cushion cover... ooo background for a picture... slippers... hm... your cuddle owl cushions could look cute in this... gosh better stop, it's bedtime here!!

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  3. Te embroidery is really beautiful, I hope you´ll find the inspiration you are looking for :)

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  4. somehow tranforming it into a big european pillowcase or recoving lampshade to keep the patterns, although its so pretty. i did see a blog from www.stitchbird.blogspot.com who show cased a lady who created really nice childrens woollen coats from vintage wool blankets and fabric.

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  5. Love the skirt! Can't help with what to turn it into. I too buy things from the op shop to make into other things and they are still all hanging on their hangers in the hall! x

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  6. hmmm i think i would have picked it up too.
    You can definately do something with that - quite a few things.

    Its gorgeous, that is a tough decision!!x

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  7. Lovely!! Can't wait to see what you do decide to do with it!

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  8. Couldn't have passed it by either...looking forward to seeing what you magic it into...

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  9. Great skirt! Did you want to shorten it? It looks like there is a yoke there...unpick, cut the vertical embroidery and restitch. You will have to take in the sides a bit, but it should work. Am I stating the obvious here? Sorry if I have the wrong end of the stick and you wanted it longer. Doh. Re the object: thanx for the input, it is a toss up between toothpick holder and posy stand. i am leaning towards posy stand, but I will experiment with both and post. Have a fabulous day xx

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  10. Is it long enough to fashion a neckline and armholes and make it into a swing top? Great fabric and definitely worth rescuing from the oppy!

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  11. I kinda like the skirt but I bet you will transform it into something amazing.
    could you just shorten it?
    have fun

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  12. I love it as a skirt or toss pillows!!!!how fortunate are you.

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  13. can't wait to see what you create. xo

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  14. You could always trim it into a mini skirt, he he he. Then you have your fabric to make something with & a skirt, or perhaps so totally NOT!! Love a bit of black/ grey on grey though, love Posie

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  15. who would pass up wool ? cant wait to see the new do!

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  16. Fabulous fabric! I do this too... the number of things I have waiting for me to decide what to do with them ;) Good luck with deciding! Kx

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  17. One day the skirt will talk to you and tell you what it wants to be, and when it does be sure to give us a look!

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  18. Gorgeous fabric. A simple a-line skirt to wear with boots would be gorgeous. Then you could use the rest for craft projects like a crochet needle case or a project book cover. Have fun!

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  19. I like caroline and Nicks ideas and then I would add a dash of red somewhere.

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  20. watching with interest to see what it becomes :-)

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  21. I reckon abit of cutting - re-fashioning and adding and youv'e got yourself a lovely A - line dress - think - '60's' era....Love it. Can't wait to see what becomes of it - I too would not get away with the length of it if I left as it was.. Peta

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  22. Really lovely skirt. Brenda is right, if you walk around it long enough it will tell you what to do. Otherwise,I also agree with Caroline and Nick-shorten it from the top or turn it into a top. Obviously no original opinions of my own tonight.

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  23. yes, i love all the embroidered detail. can't wait to see what you make of it. xo m.

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  24. I like the detail! hope you find some inspiration!

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  25. I think I'd be coming over with a serious case of performance anxiety with that one! Oh the possibilities!

    PS. Crocheted wrap = easy peasy lemon squeezy

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