using curtain Cloth for summer skirts

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I am sewing summer skirts , a lot of times from Curtain cloth ,
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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If you like it, why not?


I used to remark bitterly of many of the clothes I wore
as a child "it looks like curtain material."

Very likely it was.  Mom bought fabric in lots, unseen,
specifying only the weight.



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LOL  Once for an office Christmas party (in my very-much-younger and
single days), I made a long, halter-style dress of red crushed velvet
that came from a sale table.  Someone told me later that one of our
pious co-workers had made a snide remark about it looking like
'upholstery material'.  I just considered the source...remembering that
the guys had seemed to like it just fine.

Doreen in Alabama

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Aha Doreen ,,, haven`t you read the book or seen the film "GONE WITH
THE WIND"?
:>:>:>:>:>
Creative people can make nice things with whatever they find... and
"Those remarks are mostly done by those who won`t do the creative
effort.... After some years it stopped bothering me ,,, sometimes i
offer those people to make something for them ,,, I dress with clothes
that fit me and my needs, and that is that ,,,
 And i can even vouch that it hepled me to get my Museum exhibition ,
the curator wrote in an article that she noted my `different`
clothes ,,,,, Thus go on use what ever you like ,,,
mirjam

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If you haven't seen Carol Burnett in the role, you can see it here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=k6bOpJ5elW8

--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Pogonip wrote:
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Ladies, this is a MUST SEE!!!!!!   I found it a few months ago, and I
was so glad, because I remember seeing it the first time.

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Cycjec
I think we all [esp over a ceratin age!!!] had clothes made of
Whatever our mothers could buy .or remake.   My daughter`s first
nighty was made from my Pink Cotton Army pj,,,,
she never complained , my son`s first pj i made from old shirts of my
husband .  [they already had buttons :>:>:>:]
mirjam


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I have done this for many years.  I particularly remember, more than 25
years ago, sailing out to the Opera one summer evening in a floor length
skirt made from a $2 remnant of drapery fabric.  Very posh, I was, in
that skirt, high heeled city sandals and no stockings or slip - the
fabric was firm enough not to need either support or sight blocker and
the theatre was not air-conditioned.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.
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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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I use curtain fabric a lot for costumes.  Less for other clothing these
days, but it can still be fun.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate i went to your site ,,, you are a Lady with Great Humour
yourself ,,, i will have to revisit your site ,, too much to see in
one visit !!!
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:

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Thank you.  Glad you had fun.  My Three Dancing Princes were dressed in
the finest curtain fabrics in the world - they cost 1.25 a meter! :D

Oh, and in the wedding stuff...  The blue page boy suits and the two
floral dresses?  Curtain fabric!  Mind you, that was less of a bargain,
as the glorious blue wool was a Scottish one woven for making curtains
for drafty castles and Scottish Baronial style mansions, and the floral
was a hand brinted silk woven and printed here in England, at 52 and
54 per meter respectively.  Shame I don't have better pix of those, but
they were taken before I got the child sized dress dummy.

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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 skirt made from a $2 remnant of drapery fabric. =A0Very posh, I was, in
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Ohh Olwyn Mary , how fantastic !!!! i love this story !!!
mirjam

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On 18 Juli, 05:42, snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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One of my favorite skirts when I was growing-up (1970s) was made by my
Grandmama from chintz. It had a beautiful floral pattern that worked
well as a dirndl skirt. She also made a little shawl out of
coordinating chintz that she trimmed with white lace. When I wore this
outfit with a white peasant blouse, it looked like folk costume!

Erin

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Wow Erin , i loved this description ,,, do you have a photo ???
Don`t you think that this is Just How the `old traditional FOLK
costumes were born ???
mirjam
mirjam

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On 19 Juli, 07:08, snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:

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I'm afraid I have very few pictures of me as a child. I, too, would
love to have pictures of the beautiful outfits my Grandmama made me.

Erin

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Erin
Do you Still have some remnants of those clothes ???? than you could
make an applique from it ,,, if not could you ? would you find a
painter Describe the dress to him/her and maybe a drawing could be
made for you ,,, I lately saw such a drawing ,, and it really was
heart touching .
mirjam

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On 20 Juli, 05:41, snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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I have a small, triangular scarf that Grandmama made to go with a 3-
tiered skirt she sewed for me about 1976-77.

  > Describe the dress to him/her and maybe a drawing could be
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That's a really lovely idea!

Erin
(who is holding another Subversiv sysl=F6jd (subversive sewing) workshop
at the local cultural festival this Sat. Hopefully, the next
generation of sewists will get inspired!)

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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When I started sewing in earnest (this was AFTER I had taken home ec for
three years), my mom generously offered me the use of anything in her
fabric stash -- which was home dec fabrics, because she was a home dec
sewist as opposed to an apparel sewist.

I still love using drapery fabric for clothing, but I have learned not
to tell employees of Calico Corners what I am planning on using their
fabric for.

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On Jul 19, 10:52=A0am, Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply
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I once went into the Curtain Shop with one of my skirts that came from
their stock ,The shop keeper + 2 of his workers , [all males] , Looked
smiled and than one said to me , I love the way you use our cloth ...
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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Yes, and I wish Calico Corners employees were that way, too, but they
aren't.

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