is anyone familiar with Lizzie House’s fabric line called castle peeps??
see it here: http://cicadadaydream.blogspot.com/2010/05/textile-turn-ons-castle-peeps.html

I love this fabric – particularly the one with all the castles on it in green (bottom right) – WHAT can i make out of this?? I want to wear it. all the time.

I have had it made clear to me that if i try to wear this i will end up looking like MeatLoaf – the singer not the meal (that said…) – and much as I love MeatLoaf, thats not a look im aiming for.

I think this wants to be a pencil skirt – does anyone have a better idea???

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    Aug 23, 2010, 12.16 AMby mlssfshn

    I see a shirt dress.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 01.40 AMby halokitty087

    I like the pencil skirt idea, I think. It seems really busy to do anything else…

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    Aug 23, 2010, 11.22 AMby glamourie

    Woot! Support! i think i may just go for it regardless : )

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    Aug 23, 2010, 11.23 AMby katensew

    This is great – I visualize a 60’s style " tent "dress/ pinafore. With a fitted yoke and A – line bottom — so that the fabric is shown off to full extent ! This is an example http://www.etsy.com/listing/46708581/60s-vintage-tent-dress-pattern-butterick. Maybe make the yoke in a plain fabric and add a band of plain fabric just above the hemline — or wear as a pinafore with a plain blouse

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.17 PMby glamourie

    AWwwww! The dress style you suggested is so CUTE! Unfortunately I think I’m too top heave to get away with it – things that go straight down from the bust tend to make me look like a sausage : ( I’ve wanted to make the coffee date dress for AGES and get put off when I imagine the effect of the ruffles on me! – I’m now thinking about a circle skirt though – with a little castley something instead of a poodle! Too many ideas!!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 04.24 PMby magdamagda

      indeed the print is lovely! well you could try a coffee date variation: use this print for the bottom skirt, a simple dark green for the upper part… for ruffles I’d use the yellow flags print next to this one with castles, and I’d make the ruffles simple, flat and stitched to the dress… of course if you don’t want to get the other print as well, the one with castles would still be fantastic for the ruffles!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 02.57 AMby guerillaembroidery

    maybe a dirndl skirt?

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    Sep 10, 2010, 07.24 AMby maxathon

    headband?

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    Sep 10, 2010, 07.24 AMby maxathon

    headband?

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    Sep 10, 2010, 01.24 PMby glamourie

    all of the above : ) at the moment I’m leaning towards a skirt and a bag (http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2010/08/free-bag-purse-pattern-for-pleats-sake-tote.html) and maybe a clutch as well?

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    Sep 10, 2010, 04.34 PMby studiostitches

    I’m seeing a summerweight trench coat with oversize cherry red buttons down the front and smaller yellow buttons on the sleeves and a big shiny cherry red buckle on the belt. Tie the belt rather than buckle it up (belt needs to be longer than pattern states) Wear with shiny cherry red shoes and red trilby style hat with some fabric tied around the band, secured with a red button. stick some red, yellow and green feathers into the band.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 04.10 AMby Sallye May

    If it’s something you want to use often, I think it would be cute and most useful as a tote/shopping bag. You could also make a long scarf that would be a great accessory to “liven up” a neutral outfit, as well as match your tote for certain occasions. Going a step further, you could purchase a simple black or forrest green vest, sweatshirt or t-shirt (depending upon what your style preference is), cut out a row of castles or particular shapes in the fabric that you like and applique on one side or back of the garment, but I would keep it simple… not too busy.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 01.59 PMby sewingfan1

    Not sure I’d make a whole piece of clothing out of it, would maybe use a square of it as a panel within a top, say on a tshirt or something or on a dress with the rest of the item in a matching plain fabric

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    Sep 16, 2010, 08.50 PMby gedwoods

    I could see using the print as a front panel insert within a bolero, with the sleeves in a matching or contrasting color, for example…. I’m just playing with the idea :)

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    Oct 9, 2010, 02.19 PMby meiissi

    I´d suggest the obi apron to wear it over a pencil skirt. Elegant but still crazy.

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    Oct 10, 2010, 07.17 AMby katexxxxxx

    I’ve been mulling this one over for a while. Several things have floated to the surface:

    A 1950’s style full skirted sundress A picnic rug with batting and a waterproof backing, with matching napkins and picnic tote Use several from the range and make a quilt Fabric boxes and bowls as gifts for friends… Line a waterproof jacket! A corset…

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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.41 AMby minkeymonkey

    I like a lot of the ideas posted! When I was younger, I’d wear whatever I wanted, regardless. My friend made a dress out of pretty silly novelty fabric—big, red lobsters and a bright blue background. We had such fun doing as we pleased!!

    I’d line something or use it for the cuff lining of a cute, fitted coat that has turned up cuffs and wear it with the pencil skirt.

    Hankies! When you are at work or shopping and look fine in your tweed suit or a demure dress, whip out your bright green castle hanky and blow.

    Cute, slightly puffy shorts with cuffs and braces matched with a feminine brown or yellow t-shirt.

    Bermuda shorts.

    I really liked the idea for a mod A-line dress—that fabric was made for that kind of dress!

    A dress or blouse with a bateau neckline, late fifties, early sixties style.

    A wiggle dress trimmed and lined with silk satin in a matching colour.

    Those little home-sewn shoes made of cloth that I see on Etsy all the time, like simple flats with a button.

    Sounds like fun either way!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.41 AMby minkeymonkey

    I like a lot of the ideas posted! When I was younger, I’d wear whatever I wanted, regardless. My friend made a dress out of pretty silly novelty fabric—big, red lobsters and a bright blue background. We had such fun doing as we pleased!!

    I’d line something or use it for the cuff lining of a cute, fitted coat that has turned up cuffs and wear it with the pencil skirt.

    Hankies! When you are at work or shopping and look fine in your tweed suit or a demure dress, whip out your bright green castle hanky and blow.

    Cute, slightly puffy shorts with cuffs and braces matched with a feminine brown or yellow t-shirt.

    Bermuda shorts.

    I really liked the idea for a mod A-line dress—that fabric was made for that kind of dress!

    A dress or blouse with a bateau neckline, late fifties, early sixties style.

    A wiggle dress trimmed and lined with silk satin in a matching colour.

    Those little home-sewn shoes made of cloth that I see on Etsy all the time, like simple flats with a button.

    Sounds like fun either way!

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    Dec 7, 2010, 02.50 PMby oonaballoona

    if you really want to wear it EVERY day (and it’s fabulous, why wouldn’t you) how about a robe? not that you should hide this fabric— but, it would be there happily waiting for you when you wake up every day :)

    i also love the mod A-line dress suggestion!

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