Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Creative Space


I have a dilemma: Do I use the embroidered, lacy linen cloth for the yoke and pocket on a top I am making from a vintage pattern, or do I dare not cut up something so beautiful, in such good condition? (bought at op shop yesterday for $1.99) Please help, my scissors are poised...
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Edit: well it was a unanimous decision, so here I go....Thanks for all the feedback. I will post pics as soon as it is done.

10 comments:

  1. Dont think about it - snip it. It will look lovely. Otherwise it is just going to sit in the cupboard

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  2. Well you know what my answer will be. If you don't use it in your top where will it spend most of it's life?? In a dark drawer where no one can enjoy it's beauty?? Added to your top it can be admired and enjoyed for what it is a beautiful piece of art work!! Besides you can always reuse it on another top when you are ready to retire the current one. :) Be sure you have a chance to check out the wonderful hand work of the Honduras women!! You will find it on their clothes (hint hint)

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mx.

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  3. I say chop it!
    At least it will be of far more use in its new incarnation.

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  4. snip snip snip I say, I do this all the time, figuring at least it will be used and seen when incorporated into a frock....can't wait to see the end product!

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  5. Ooooh, do it, do it!

    You will get much more satisfaction seeing this in use rather than sticking it away in a cupboard. I had a similar dilema with a table cloth recently - the first snip was the hardest. However, now I look at it every day as it has turmed into a cover for my overlocker.

    You won't be sorry!

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  6. go ahead and cut it! totally agree with Pattie. oh and by the way, saw your profile in Stitchery magazine, great article!

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  7. Here here! Cut it :D

    Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  8. Cut it. No. Yes. No. Yes. Oh, yes! Do it! Cut it so you can love it! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  9. Snip away! I am sure the finished product will be worth it.

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