6/03/2013

Chatelaine - Choices

When I made my first chatelaine I pieced the front but all the patches were so small and the seams were hard to work over...and when embellished the patches disappeared altogether.. So when I made the one on the left (which I'm using now) I didn't piece.  I used a lightweight tapestry fabric with an all-over print and then just embellished it.  It worked just fine and so that was my plan when I went to the barn to search for fabric for my new one.









At first I decided on this lightweight paisley upholstery fabric and it would just work perfectly with its irregular pattern. But..................








But it was part of a collection  of remnants I've been compiling to make a new slipcover for my favorite work stool..  Somehow when I removed it from the bag I wasn't happy.  It was the fabric that pulled all the other pieces together.



So I continued my search and found this thrift store mini skirt I bought to use for a BoHo bag.  It is a quite lightweight tapestry and pliable and   would work very well. It is quite small (probably a size 2) but I can make it work... It has an aged look and has probably been laundered.






The more I looked at it, the more I loved it and started to see it embellished with black laces, vintage trims, and backed with black velvet.  Now I'm eager to start on it...


9 comments:

susiew said...

Great choice...... The close-up photo shows it's real potential. The black lace/velvet will make it ever so elegant! I'll love watching it evolve!
SusieW

Marilyn said...

Size 2???? No one in my universe wears a size 2! However, it will make a very nice chatelaine. Can't wait to see it. And soon we will get to see your door :)

Mosaic Magpie said...

I thought this was going to be a long post where you could not part with any of your stash and had to go buy something to use! I like the size 2 skirt....no one should be small enough to wear such a thing...I am not sure it would fit on 1 of my legs!!!
Deb

Marlynne said...

What a neat idea! Was visiting a church a couple of months ago where the lady minister was wearing a lovely patched work Chatelaine made by a friend.

Createology said...

Lovely choice of fabric and I shall be watching to see how you embellishment this. Size 2 should not even be allowed to exist in adult sizes. Blissful Stitching...

margaret said...

I can see this working so well, enjoy the making and share it with us when it is finished.

Suztats said...

I really like the rose fabric, and look forward to seeing your new chatelaine evolve.

linda skinner said...

love your fabric choices! a gal after my own heart.

linda skinner said...

I really like your choice in fabrics. A gal after my own heart!

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