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Little Women silhouette lampshade with Online Fabric Store…..

HI everyone!  Welcome if you are coming over from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs!

When I was approached by The Online Fabric Store  to be included with a very talented group of bloggers to create a fabric project based on a classic book picked by them, I knew I was game!

Bloggers share their fun projects with On-Line fabric store Fabrics

I had the book Little Women,by Louisa May Alcott which I remembered reading in college and I’ve seen the movie many, many times. It tells the story of four amazing sisters and their life in New England during the Civil War era. It’s definitely a classic! They always play it around the holidays and I try to catch it at least once!

Fabric from On-Line Fabric store

I was able to order all of these fabulous fabrics from Online fabric store for my project, and I think I went a little crazy with all of the choices.

I wanted to really update it and do a new twist on an old classic. I decided to put women’s profiles based on the Character’s in the book, cut from these great modern fabrics on a lampshade. I even have templates at the end of the post just for you if you want to make your own!

I used this technique to make the fabric stiff enough to work with and to keep the edges from fraying. I used the templates to trace and cut my silhouettes and then glued them on!

Very fun and updated version of a silhouette

For the sister “Meg” I used  the Rosa Mandarin Dossett for her silhouette and the Suzani Coral/White for the frame  in the Premier Fabric line.

Ladies silhouette made out of colorful fabrics

For “Beth” I used  Chipper Village Blue/Natural for her silhouette amd  Rosa Mandarin Dossett for the frame.

Very fun collaged fabric silhouette

“Jo” was cut out in a super fun Dandelion White/Coral and the frame was Emily Corn Yellow Slub.

Silhouette made from fabric,jpg

and for “Amy” I used the combo of   the Chipper Village Blue/Natural and the Linked Saffron Yellow Macon.

Cute and colorful lampshade based on the book Little Women

It was fun to mix and match the fabrics and play with the different designs and colors.

Little Women lampshade with Fabric from the On-Line fabric store

I also added little pops of colors from left over bits of the cut fabric like on “Amy’s” bow.

Lamp based on the book Little Women

What I love most how colorful this lampshade is and how I can turn it to a different color combo in front to change the whole look!

It was so easy to do, but has such a great impact!

If you want to make your own, just right click to save the templates to your computer to use for personal use and then resize them to fit your own lampshade or even on a pillow.

Ladies silhouettes template from Jenniferrizzo Silhouette template from Jennifer Rizzo

It was so much fun to think outside of the box! Hop on over to the next blogger The Hunted Interior and see what amazing creativeness she came up with!

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  1. So pretty, and love the silhouettes Jen! Thank you SO much for participating in this classics tour–we truly appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Jen,

    Love this so much! I think Amy is my favorite. Of course I always wanted to marry Laurie so it makes sense. 🙂

    Happy day to you friend!

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