Fabric Friday #2: Pindot Windmills


TGIF, right? Not just because the weekend is fast approaching of course, but because it's #FabricFriday! Hehe! Thank you for your enthusiasm when I 'launched' this regular feature last week, especially all your fab pattern suggestions...we're totally on the same wavelength!




Today, I'm sharing another vintage corker that's been in my stash for around 3.5 years. The pindot windmills and vibrant shades of red and green make me so happy! I really, really love this fabric, but the print is pretty big and I usually shy away from lighter coloured backgrounds.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to make with this medium-weight cotton, but I think it should be a dress as I have 3.4m and it's 90cm wide. Perhaps a simple dress that won't break up the print? I'd love to hear your ideas!

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  1. Love the fabric! Maybe it's because i have maxi skirts on the brain but I'd use it to make a maxi skirt!

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    1. I wish I did skirts, but they just don't suit my shape :o(

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  2. This is such a fun print so I think fun skirt is a good idea. It might have to have very wide panels and flare out to make the most of the print. I thought of a circle skirt but it would send the print off at odd angles.

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    1. Hmmm, skirt seems to be a popular option...shame I don't wear skirts :o(

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  3. Definitely something with a circle skirt, very cute :)

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  4. I think something strappy with a fit n flare skirt because the large print doesn't distract from the face. Or just make an a line skirt with pockets

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    1. Thanks Renata, I like your thinking!

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  5. Head exploding! OMG! I love that print! I think a pretty plain bodice without too much seams (i.e. not princess seams) so you don't break the print up that much on top, and maybe a half circle skirt or something? Or maybe a Flora, if you're looking for a little less traditional? (Or Flora bodice with a different skirt!)

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    1. Exactly on my wavelength...a Flora could be perfect actually!

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  6. this kind of post has captured my imagination again :) here are my suggestions!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/205718710/vintage-sewing-pattern-1940s-ladies-wrap
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/225008835/vintage-sewing-pattern-1950s-ladies
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/190473669/vintage-sewing-pattern-1940s-halter

    and of course, now i am eager to see what you end up making with the fabrics you are posting on fridays :)

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    1. Oh WOW!!! What gorgeous patterns...now you've got me thinking :o)

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  7. A lot of darts would be a mess with the pindots/grids. The motif itself is pretty simple and there's just one version (two if you count upside down as the second). Gathered skirt. MEdium cotton won't give you any real drape. Button placket. Nothing with diagonals - but that could be really cool in a truly one of a kind way. It's so off it's perfect.

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    1. Haha, I love the thought you put into this...thank you so much!

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  8. Lovely fabric! Can't wait to see what you do make with it:)

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