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From: MaryW
Date: 04-25-2006, 10:04 AM (1 of 11)
I have a all over embroidered linen to make up. I can't for the life of me find a pattern that would be appropriate. I paid a bit for this so I don't want to just make anything. Suggestions please. It is an oatmeal colour so can co-ordinate with lots of other pieces. The only thing I can think of is a vest, but nah.
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From: sweetpea1
Date: 04-25-2006, 10:13 AM (2 of 11)
What about a nice wardrobe ensemble - Simplicity 5345?
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Member since: 10-10-2005
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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-25-2006, 10:34 AM (3 of 11)
Would it be OK as a bottom weight?
How about one of those pretty tiered skirts?
Or if that's a little too trendy for you, just an A-line?
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From: Magot
Date: 04-25-2006, 11:59 AM (4 of 11)
would it work as a fitted jacket? or make a skirt (bias cut perhaps) with the embroidered linen, get another linen to match and make a jacket to go with the skirt with collar and pocket flaps in the embroidered stuff.
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From: Ronda Sews
Date: 04-25-2006, 01:00 PM (5 of 11)
I think Simplicity 5204 would like wonderful with a embroidered linen. It's a coordinated pattern- even has a bag pattern to go with it. I have the pattern ready to use, but just haven't found the right material for it yet. The material you are describing- I just may have to go out and look for that!

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From: mommgsews
Date: 04-25-2006, 04:43 PM (6 of 11)
I have an idea that it might be lovely as a princess seamed or darted chemise dress, with or without sleeves. Would love to see a photo of the fabric.
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From: ChoctawCharli
Date: 04-25-2006, 09:26 PM (7 of 11)
I used a beautiful embroidered linen, with a coordinating solid linen to make a wonderful coordinating set A-line skirt, 2 vests, 2 jackets, straight skirt, and a pair of tailored pants. Been wearing it for a couple of years now. Love it!
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From: bjptl
Date: 04-26-2006, 09:12 AM (8 of 11)
A lot depends on your figure type and your size. The first thing I thought of was a lined jacket without too many seams. The seams would detract from the embroidery design. If you have enough fabric a shift or a-line dress to wear under the jacket would be good. Again not too many seams. If there is enough left over a simple purse would set the outfit off nicely. Good luck.
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From: MaryW
Date: 05-02-2006, 08:08 AM (9 of 11)
Thanks everyone, I ended up making a very casual jacket. It is the shorter one.

I just have to hem sleeves and the bottom, then will post a photo.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-02-2006, 09:12 AM (10 of 11)
I like that.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 05-02-2006, 09:44 AM (11 of 11)
I like that jacket, can't wait to see the pictures.

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