I've been working on folding this week's shelf of vintage fabric in the sewing room - blue. I cannot believe the fabric that I have and I still can't believe that there are so many pieces I've forgotten about. Here's one.
I thought it was just some cotton yardage - 35" wide. Then I opened it up.
It had embroidery all over it.
It's one of those pre-printed fabrics or the transfer was ironed on by the original owner. I don't know when I got this, but the width of the fabric would suggest it dates anywhere from the late 30s to the early 50s - before I was born - thank you very much. I'm guessing 1950s. Someone did all that embroidery, but never made it up.
There's enough fabric here to make a fairly long dress/moo moo.
What would it turn out like? And there's enough leeway to change it up a bit. It could have a round neck or a v-neck. It could be belted or not. Sleeves seem sort of set. Hmmm... Should I sew it up? How can I update it to make it fresh and trendy? Any ideas from you fashionistas out there?