Oh, friends, I have acquired more fabric -- much, much more!
I swung by my local Salvation Army on Saturday -- really just to keep cool as we have no air-conditioning this summer due to our ongoing construction project -- and stumbled upon a bedsheet bonanza.
Research tells me that this Ralph Lauren pattern is called "Isadora Cossette." The fitted sheet is King size (pillowcases too I believe), so not really of use to me as bedding, but the fabric was just too good to leave behind. (There are also some top sheets that seem to have been turned into a rather badly sewn duvet cover.) The whole kit and kaboodle cost me $6.50, which wouldn't buy you a Ralph Lauren placemat, frankly. Wouldn't you have done the same?
Now, while I do like florals, I find this particular design -- would you call it French country or English garden or shabby chic?-- to be on the intense side, though when it comes to bedding I would sleep on anything as long as it's soft. As clothing however...
Many of you may remember that three years ago (how time flies) I made Cathy a McCall's 80's dress out of another Ralph Lauren floral bed sheet.
To be honest, when I look at that dress I start to doze off but it was a cute look on Cathy.
I thought lush florals were an Eighties look but it seems they're back in a big way. At the recent Paris Men's Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014, bold floral
Dries Van Noten...
So a shirt made in this Ralph Lauren bedding would be on-trend -- maybe even pre-trend! And that would still leave me enough to whip up a...I'm not sure what.
In closing, a few questions:
1) Do you like this type of floral bedding either to sleep on or to wear? (two very different things I realize)
2) If you had yards and yards (and yards) of this fabric what would you do with it? (Would this work as a vintage 40's sundress?)
Your gentle guidance greatly appreciated!
|This is a shot of these sheets new. Mine were second-hand and not packaged.|