I hate wasting fabric. The thought of throwing scraps away seem awful to me. But the thought of them lying in a tub and not getting used also annoys me.
I woke up in the middle of the night (yip... Sad) and was pretty determined to use the scraps from my denim dress to make something else.
The problem was that the leftovers, whilst being quite big, we're not big enough for a regular pattern piece. So I decided... Work on the bias. If in doubt, cut the remaining fabric into clean and large squares, and if a reasonable square cant be made... Make an isosceles triangle instead. It has been quite therapeutic and freeing to not begin with a pattern but also not have the pressure of "ruining new fabric". I think I know where I am going with this one... We shall just have to wait and see if it works out! Fingers crossed.
I also went into my local fabric store today... I left empty-handed. A jersey print caught my eye. It was beautiful, but I am not ready for that fabric yet. If I bought it, it would have been too tempting not to use!
- 50's swing dress project and new fabric (1)
- bust darts (1)
- Denim dress (4)
- Denim dress complete (1)
- Denim scrap skirt (2)
- dress (1)
- Fabric Choice (1)
- First Skirt Project (3)
- Floral Swish Dress (1)
- Floral Swishy Dress (2)
- floral tea dress (1)
- full bust adjustment (2)
- green (1)
- Green and pink scrap wrap skirt (1)
- Half circle skirt (1)
- Learning to sew (1)
- Mad men (1)
- Metric vs Imperial measurement (1)
- My first Creation: Pink dress (baby cord carousel horse pattern) (1)
- My Workspace (1)
- neck line (2)
- Ottobre (1)
- Pattern adjustments for bust (1)
- pattern alterations (1)
- pattern making (2)
- patterned fabric (1)
- peplum (1)
- perfect fit (1)
- Pink tartan dress (1)
- piping (3)
- pockets (1)
- random (1)
- Sewing magazines (1)
- Sewing with stretchy fabric (1)
- Spotty Green Skirt (2)
- Striped skirt (1)
- Tartan dress (1)
- Using scraps (3)
- Using the sewing machine (1)
It took me 1/2 a day but my skirt is cute! The weird thing was that the zip as waistband should have been hard and the seams should have bee...
I hate wasting fabric. The thought of throwing scraps away seem awful to me. But the thought of them lying in a tub and not getting used als...
I have forgone my lunch and everything! I was just too excited to work on the dress! I still have some tweaking to do... Add a trim, take ...
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Today, I decided to attempt the swishy dress. You may remember I bought the lovely Amy Butler floral print especially for it? Well... A few ...