Controlling A Rampant Stash
What do you do when your fabric stash is growing so rapidly it is forcing the cupboard doors open? You get creative of course!
This was actually a reality for me this week. I decided to have a brain storming session with all of my "don't know what to do with it but it is still useful" pieces, and this is what I came up with.
Because Vogue 1247 remains one of my favourite patterns, I wondered how it would translate from a woven top into a knit top. I had just enough fabric from this dress and these leggings to cobble out a top with absolutely nothing left over. I cut the sleeves slightly shorter and added a sleeve band instead of a turn back as in the pattern. I also cut two backs on the fold instead of a front and a back and simply cut the front neckline 3cm lower than the original pattern to create a wide but shallow crew neck.
I am really pleased with the way this turned out. It is a deliciously relaxed and easy to wear tee shirt. Today, for my dog walking activities, I am wearing it with cotton duck shorts that for some obscure reason I don't seem to have written about, but were made as a muslin for New Look 6873.
And you may think I am getting all "posey" for the second photo, but no! It was one of those "I wish I had a hair tie" kind of shots!
While walking in the park, I also took the opportunity, quickly, while my dog walked herself off in the distance (she is terrified of my camera), to photograph the tee I made for Courteney for Christmas. I had to snap the picture quickly before my dog walked herself back home!