Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paper Pattern Project

I wanted to try out some stuff with vintage dress pattern paper -
This is my first experiment...A covering for the bathroom window. It's a trial run - I will see how I feel about it over the next few days!I folded the pattern paper into long strips, then cut triangles on the folds to imitate the triangular pattern notches on the seam lines.I love the window treatment behind this beautiful Gossamer Cardigan from Selvedge!

10 comments:

corine said...

fabulous. that first image is like entering a magical world.

Estelle said...

It looks dreamy!
Does your home ever look the same in two consecutive weeks?
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Alex Mason said...

Love your blog :)

please sir said...

Looks so neat - glad you found a use for them!

Anairam said...

You are just brilliant! I love old patterns - what a great idea for a gauzy magical window covering ... would you mind if I try something similar? I am going to try it in our en-suite bathroom which is rarely used - the other one with the shower will have way to much steam ...

jess@thehomebound said...

Oh wow, this is so cool. You are very clever and crafty! I love it.

Freshly Found said...

Thanks everyone! I am enjoying the humour and the look of this window treatment!
Anairam - I can't wait to see what you do!!!
Please sir - I am looking forward to try out your idea too!

Lynne said...

so ethereal!

kat said...

Gorgeous images. And your inventiveness/experimentation is even more impressive!

Kelly Berman in NYC said...

wow, that paper takes on a different feel when used as a window covering. do you know the work of elodie blanchard? she does interesting things with fabric as well - check it out www.elasticco.com
(and thanks for your recent comment on The Brooklynist!)