6/25/2013

What Next ? Fat Magnolia Pearl?

I know others of you have UFO projects which aren't quite to the completed vision stage... And while I was painting on my door I was going over this one once again and think maybe its time has come. You all have seen this vest posted before.  I made it from embroidered linens and DH wore it in our booth when we did flower shows.....










This one was the top to a denim jumper I wore in the booth.  I always wanted to repurpose these two pieces into garments or totes or SOMETHING!!

Our booth was absolutely dripping with lace decor...curtains, tableclothes, doilies....but stuff too large for CQ... I have a couple bins of it left in the barn. which I would love to use.

Well I just LOVE Magnolia Pearl's stuff made from linens and old lace but it's really for the young and tiny...



Most vests frankly do not look well on a woman of girth.. but I did see this piece that  I liked.. a vest with a little sleeve.

What I really like is the irregular bottom edge..











Then I saw this and this I LOVED... the irregular edge would do well on me...but of course there was no pattern for sale... just the garment.  But in the years I did sew a lot for myself I was ALWAYS combining and altering patterns.  This would work with the CQ pieces and some of my leftover lace..

Now the big question is whether I would look clever and chic in it or like a fat chick wearing a tablecloth???


9 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

I am a large lady like yourself and I think you would look good in either of these, I love the white jacket.
Briony
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bitsnpiecesquilting said...

I just (like 45 minutes ago) bought a piece of lace that was probably from the bottom of a skirt for a young and tiny. I'm envisioning it added to the bottom of a shirt for a person of girth (me). Good luck with your project! And I love the yo-yo vest.

Marilyn said...

Being a person of considerable girth myself I know what you mean about vests. I prefer the first vest I think, probably because it doesn't have so much white. I've always had dogs so I never even think about white - and yes, I know, I could change the colour. Right now I'm considering digging out my long johns as we are having another chilly, rainy day!

Createology said...

You will look and feel like a million bucks with something created by you with just the right amount of lace and all things lovely. I say, "Wear whatever you like and be proud!" Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

gocrazywithme said...

I like the one with the yoyos on it best. It's kind of like a crazy shawl. I'd wear it!

Marlynne said...

Go for it! I bet you'll like it!

margaret said...

you will look amazing especially if as colourful as you front door.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I too have fallen in love with the Magnolia Pearl look...my Pinterest boards are full of similar "pins"....I think you will look great!
Deb

Cynthia said...

I'm a woman of large girth as well. Between fat and age (everything going south), my upper arms fall over my elbows. I'm reluctant to wear short sleeves and don't even look at sleevless. A short vest like that would be great at hiding that feature I don't like. I'd love it.

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