Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Project: More fabric

I bought these awesome apples and trees from Alice Kennedy's Timeless Treasures line. Like yesterday's post, these looked great together online but in person, it's way too busy. I can't put Zadie in something with this much print in it. Can you think of something to coordinate? Yesterday I showed prints with solids but I really prefer to mix prints. The owl print is this line is probably too much as well. I have in mind some sort of vintage dress pattern for this one.

This is "Granville" from Alexander Henry. He is absolutely one of my favorite designers. But what the heck do I do with this? As you can see from the type on the selvedge, the pattern is huge. There is an identical print in a smaller pattern but I really like the larger one. I don't really care for the snakeskin-like print in this collection that is supposed to match. So what are you fabric gurus pairing with this one? I'm thinking it would make an awesome skirt.

Help a lady out.


Christina said...

sooo cute!! cant help you with matching fabrics. Im terrible at that.

bagfashionista said...

alexander henry: nursery fabric art? - it'll look lovely in a frame....not exactly what you have in mind, i know

the other two will probably look great as a coat lining?

iSew said...

I'd probably put the apples & trees with brown corduroy or something. Not quite a Spring mix, but still cute. haha

I think that Granville print is super cool and would make a great skirt, maybe with a solid linen.

Very nice. I am trying to avoid any trips to JoAnn as long as I can.

Lizziepea said...

Totally awesome skirt or a messenger bag or tank top...bee-u-tiful!

Beth Lemon said...

Thanks for the help. I love the idea of using any of these for a lining. I don't have to keep the trees and apples together at all. I don't know why I've been thinking that. They would both be great with corduroy so I'll probably hold of on using them until Fall.

And I hadn't thought of using the Granville piece for me! Great idea. I'll have to keep that in mind as I pattern search.