Thanks, I went and washed it after serging the
edges. I have to laugh though, I had some other fabric to preshrink so I
threw them all in together....I now have mauve muslin. I guess my brain
wasn't thinking real well this morning because I now have to get color remover
for a set of overalls I splashed bleach on. I think I'm not going to do
anymore laundry today. I'm a danger to DH's clothes this day!
Hey what does everybody think of these ideas of
what to do with a print fabric: I have some blue on blue print in an
allover pattern like acanthus leaves, do you think it would look less like a
print if I overdyed it to even out the print , or sandwich a layer of a
fleece type batting between it and muslin and sew around the leaves making it
look like appliqué and then sew on fake pearls around the leaf edges to give it
a sort of byzantine look. It started out life as a Italian ren faire
overdress and I am thinking of taking it apart to make a vest/coat out of
it. Think of Mongol or Russian style, I'm a Magyar (Hungarian) so more Eastern
look then Western look. I'm leaning towards the second idea but want everybody's
opinion on these ideas.
Sent Mon, July 31, 2000:
I wouldn't think shrinkage would be a problem
here. But the way the threads in the fabric were pulled due to gravity might
be a concern. If it is, wash the pieces. This will also get rid of unwanted
stitching holes. Otherwise you should probably be just fine without washing.
Dew Drop Blessings,