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February 26, 2009

My creative space

I'm joining in again with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from top right:

  • Ikea 100% cotton Lenda decorator fabric in beige
  • Pippijoe's gorgeous hemp-cotton blend Nests
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine presser feet - for ditch stitching and pin tucking
  • Grosgrain ribbon in black

I'm making myself a skirt using all of the above ... I think. I have decided to try a pattern mashup; a hybrid of Butterick B5043 (with lengthened yoke and reduced fullness) and a pin-tucking idea I saw in a magazine. I've never tried pin-tucking before.

As an aside: is it wrong to dress oneself in textiles intended for soft furnishings?

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space today (or to join in), head over here.


  1. It's definitely not wrong to dress in furnishing fabric. I say if you love then you should show it off. The best bit is that you can even co-ordinate your outfit with your couch or your cushions if you so choose!

  2. Your post made me smile. I would probably ask the same quesion. It's beautiful fabric - show it off in any way you can! Be sure to post a photo of the finished item so we can 'ooh and ahh'.

  3. Have you not seen the sound of music? Best use of soft furnishing fabric for clothing ever LOL.
    Your skirt will be beautiful.

  4. No not wrong at all - I am often seen in curtains, sheets, doona's and cushions... Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  5. Absolutely nothing wrong with clothing from soft furnishing fabric, this family has clothes made from fabric for cushions, quilts mats etc! If you love a fabric then just do whatever you want with it, there are no rules.

  6. Whn one deals with 2 small children everyday I think soft furninshing should be a pre-requesite.
    Can't wait to see the skirt, I have a pintuck that I am wanting to try out.

  7. I love things made from items intended for another purpose. I can't wait to see your finished skirt.

  8. I've used furnishing fabrics for years, especially for tailoring, and this skirt will take on some real character in a full bodied fabric. Bear in mind the longer yolk will be stiff, so you may like to do the facing in a softer more conventional fabric. The pleats will sit out so you may like to topstitch them down 8-10cm. It could also look good and continue the theme of the Pippijoe fabric by topstitching to irregular lengths in a heavy weight black thread. Just some ideas?!!

    Love the fabrics and can't wait to see the skirt.
    Lynda x


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