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silk scraps-what’s a girl to do?

DesignandSew | Posted in General Discussion on

I have just finished 8 dresses for my niece’s wedding and am picking up the pieces of a very messy sewing room.  I have pieces of lavender silk dupioni and amethyst silk shantung along with china silk that are perfect for the adventurous quilter or fabric artist.  I am neither a quilter nor fabric artist and don’t want to start down that merry path but do not want to throw the scraps in the garbage.  I also have some other scraps of some very nice silks, lambskin, organza, etc… that I would love to forward to someone or organization who would give them a good home.  Please don’t suggest pillows and items for the bride…I have already taken out the largest pieces for that project.  Thanks for your help.


  1. jatman | | #1

    This might fall along the lines of 'I already thought about it' but here it is anyway: Have you thought of offering the pieces to the bride so that she could make her own quilt in the future?  It might be nice to have that material for a project of her own.


    1. DesignandSew | | #2

      If you knew the bride you would understand that's not in the cards:)  But thanks for the idea.

      1. jatman | | #3

        No one at my wedding would ever have guessed that I would be sewing now either!


        1. DesignandSew | | #4

          I taught her how to make a dress and jacket when she was 12.  It was quite good and an ambitious first project but soccer is her first love.  She's my husband's niece and didn't get the sewing gene from me:)  She and her new husband (married all of two weeks) sent me a bouquet of roses today for helping with their wedding so I guess she turned out okay. (LOL)

  2. dressed2atee | | #5

    I'd love to see the gowns, can you post the pics?

    1. DesignandSew | | #7

      I'm waiting on photos from the bride.  I was so busy getting everyone dressed that I failed to get any photos of my own.  They were a simple tea length princess seam dress with a-line skirt and spaghetti straps.  The key was a lavender 4" sash that was the length of the dresses when tied.  Simple is a challenge because you cannot hide your mistakes.  I'll post photos when I get them.

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    dayenu | | #6

    I would be happy to buy them from you if I can see pictures. I can pay via paypal.


    1. DesignandSew | | #8

      I don't have a paypal account right now but I'm sure we can work something out.  Would you like a sample first?

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        dayenu | | #9

        i would be fine with  photos. paypal accts are very easy to set up and are free. if you email me via this board I will send you my "real" email address.

        Thanks, diana

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