Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Weird dress, great print

I was let loose without the children the other day on a mission to get my hair cut. The less said about that the better. It's okay now, but when I left the hairdressers I looked as if someone had taped a joke wig to my head. I think it's a curly hair thing. The hairdresser got trigger happy with the curling serum and then diffused it to within an inch of its life. Thankfully, I do not have a picture and have not re-created the effect at home.

At great risk of bad-hair-detection by running into someone I know, I stopped for a quick rummage at a jumble sale in the town square. It was worth the risk as I found this handmade dress. Now, it wouldn't be flattering on me as it is, but I just love the print.






Those amoeba like green flowers are great. Now here's a question - when you find a garment with great fabric, do you chop it up right after you wash it, or do you keep it whole until you want to use it? I'm a bit distracted by the form of the dress and was thinking of chopping it all up now.

Oh, and while you've just had a glimpse of it, isn't our garden looking green? Must put together a post on it soon.

9 comments:

capello said...

Wash it, then chop it.

And I'm rather jealous of your curly hair, even if the hairdresser made you look like a clown.

Strikkelise said...

I see why you like the amoebas. Me too would like some more spunk to my hair, thank you, wanna swap? About the dress, I think, how about removing the dressyness about it, still keeping the fabric as undamaged as possible? Like removing the bias binding and cutting the seams. Then you'll have a cleaner canvas, so to speak.

jojo* said...

So nice of you to stop by my blog. I had fun looking through yours... cute quilts, cute labels, cute kids.... That dress you bought was quite the find. I like the fabric a lot.

weirdbunny said...

I always get carried away and chop thing up straight away. This is generally a disater, as when I evenyually go to use it I wish I'd cut it up into bigger sections.

Michelle said...

This fabric is lovely. You'll chop it eventually I'm sure!

Amy said...

That is great fabric. Well - depends on what you want to make. I was thinking it might make a good smock if you are doing the May Tie One On - in which case you might not want to chop off the top, but start with it as the basis on the smock...

babybug said...

i love it...the colors...the amoebas!

Angela said...

Cute fabric for sure. I have to wash the fabric and then I hold on to it for awhile and THEN chop it up. 8-)

Lisa K. said...

Beautiful fabric! I agree with strikkelise about just removing the distracting bits and leaving as much fabric intact as you can.

Funny, I recently bought an Aunt Grace's repro floral fabric with the same colors to make a baby quilt for a friend.