Welcome to the first of several weekly topics. This one is “Wish I’d” where we show you something we wish we’d made, cooked, thought of or otherwise done. If you’re cruising the web and see something you wish you’d… (something crafty or cooking related, preferably!) and would like to guest post, just fill out the form on the contact us page.

Selvedge DressFor the first installment of “Wish I’d” I’m choosing a project that a crafter posted over a year ago. It’s a selvedge dress. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, all fabric has selvedge edges, which keeps the fabric from fraying. The edge can be used as a marker of sorts, and include the name of the company or designer the fabric came from and perhaps the name of the fabric. It’s generally considered the unusable edge, for a variety of reasons (it’s thicker than the other fabric, has a different weave, print, words, etc) and most crafters cut the selvedge edge off the fabric and discard it, but Jodie from Ric-Rac constructed an entire dress out of these edges. You can see from the dress just how different selvedge edges can be. Some of them are plain and some can be incredibly lovely. I do know some crafters collect different selvedge edges, because of their diversity.

Not only am I jealous of the ingenuity of this dress, but I’m also jealous of the dress itself because it’s a totally adorable pattern (and doesn’t she look cute in it?) This is definitely something I wish I’d made!

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