Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What To Make With This Fabric?

Friends, I have one yard of the most amazing fabric ever, and the time has come to find a project for it...


...but what could I make with one yard of the craziest, most boring comic book strip fabric ever??


(No, seriously.  Some of the panels say, "Oh!  We're having my favorite for dinner." )

Since it's only one yard, and it's a very light cotton, I was thinking perhaps the lower bodice and skirt fabric for the Macaron, but there isn't nearly enough.  I also think a blouse might be a bit overwhelming, but I'm wondering if there is a pattern out there that might change my mind.  I need your help!  What do you think I could make with this epic fabric?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

XOXO,
Meg

22 comments:

  1. do you have enough for an epic pencil skirt of awesome?

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  2. Front panel on an epic pencil skirt of awesome?

    I'd probably make a tote bag with it, but if you want clothing, it's probably enough for a Tiny Pocket Tank as well.

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  3. winnie of scruffy badger made a cute tulip skirt that only took a metre if i remember correctly. would there be enough for that? simplicty 2451, blogged here: http://scruffybadgertime.co.uk/2012/07/simplicity-2451-tulip-skirt-teal-linen/

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  4. Center panel of a pencil skirt or dress. That way the print won't overwhelm and you will be less hampered by yardage limitations.

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  5. i'm in the middles of a huge square scarf, ukranian knockoff. a little fun around your neck?

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  6. I vote for a fantastic apron! :]

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  7. A bag gets my vote, then you could use it every day. There is a great free tutorial over at A Very Purple Person blog. The original is reversible, I've made it 3 or 4 times now, sizing it up a bit and adding zipped pockets and phone pouches etc. You'd have enough for a matching wallet or make up bag too. Great fabric :)

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  8. I think you should make a skirt - a basic a-line will not take that much fabric.. How wide is the fabric?

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  9. I vote for a skirt of some description... though I do like the apron idea too!

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  10. What about the upper bodice for Macaron? Pair it with a solid color teal green or red to bring out the red / greens in the fabric, and some contrast piping?

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  11. I think it would be cute as a short sleeve summer jacket or bolero. It would look great with jeans or a LBD.

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  12. I could see it as a bib or yoke detail in a tank or tee! You could pair it with a solid color that features in the print, and that wouldn't be too overwhelming!

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  13. I second the suggestion for apron, especially since the panel references dinner, it'd be cute.

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  14. I agree with Janice - it would look great as part of a macaron

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  15. I'd make a sorbetto or tiny pocket tank--but that's just me :) I wear jeans with a top and cardigan many a day to work, and that fabric would pair so well with just about any color of cardigan.

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  16. Ooh, I agree about the sorbetto :) Or if you don't have enough for that you could make one heck of a conversation starting scarf :)

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  17. Dahlink, you need to make thyself a Comic Book Dress: http://pinterest.com/pin/278097345711234788/

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  18. I was going to say Sorbetto too. Cardigan, jeans, you know... basically what thegarmentfarmer already said.

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  19. get a couple yards of a black contrast and make skirt A from Simplicity 2413. Your comic print can be the lower panel and waist tie. I made this skirt and I LOVE it! - Bethany

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  20. How about something like this? Super cute! http://www.etsy.com/listing/83350721/last-one-comic-book-polka-dot-mini-dress

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  21. great fabric, I think I agree with the others who say a panel in something would look great.

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  22. The first thing that comes to mind is a Sorbetto...

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