Fibr & Cloth Studio Iris Pattern
Warp and Weft Textiles $100 gift card
Jennifer Lauren Handmade Any pdf pattern
I’ve done some sewing!!! This week I made a slightly more A-line Ashton top using Pierre Cardin floral fabric from Mood Fabrics. I added an inch to the hem and made a straight line. It came out really nice!
Next I made a Caramiya Dragonfruit! Also from Mood. I love it! The fabric is the same that I sent to Jenny. Did you get it yet? If not, I won’t talk about it. I totally did!!
Finally I made an Ashton dress! I did it just like you said – cut at cropped top length, and add a gathered skirt. My fabric was about 52 inches after removing selvedge, so I used 2x that width and gathered it. So many compliments! Yesterday at work a woman asked me, “Where on earth do you shop? You’ve got the best clothes!”
Elbe Textiles Weiland tank: cropped tank – max measurements 58.5 chest and 50” waist – love to see a C/D cup in a tank. I am interested in making the Caladium Jumpsuit by Caramiya and I think this would be a great thing to wear under it.
Itch to Stitch Sentosa Tank: I don’t usually go for things like this, but I like it. It is a loose-fitting tank with an asymmetrical pleated neckline. It is designed for knit fabric but several examples appeared to be woven. Lots of examples on the website.
Made for mermaids Ruthie Dress: max 64” hip
So what’s our topic this month? We’re taking a cue from our listeners, and this month we’re looking at all things scrappy. The hashtag is #pfScrappy. We asked you all to give us ideas for this year’s episodes and MargieMakes, FatThighsAndMermaidPants, and Sara.Fornia all suggested scrap busting, using up what you have, or color blocking – and that’s great for this month’s theme.
|Margiemakes||Frugal challenge, like use what you have? Or a pattern you’ve been putting of?|
|fatThightsAndMermaidPants||Scrap buster, but with ideas for fat sewists|
Examples might include:
Underwear: it’s easy to use up knit scraps here; before I realized I just like my Cacique ready to wear undies, I used my knit scraps to cut fronts, backs, and linings so I’d be ready to make u dies any time. Fav pattern is the Muna & broad Kapunda undies. Up to a 71.5” hip
Dresses: I love a dress with a yoke for color blocking. I’ve used Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush (max 60” chest), Cashmerette Alton (62” max chest) this way – making the yoke in a solid & the rest of the dress in a coordinating solid, or print. CrisWoodSews Envelope Dress
Isabelle_sews – and if you don’t follow her, you SHOULD!- has posted a few dresses with pieced bodices and I am so inspired. She mentions in her posts that she was inspired by mabelmade and pettypopcornmakes. I went to their Instagram pages and OMG! So much good stuff for this challenge.
Make your own fabric: here you can piece together a quilt pattern & use it to cut out a garment, or strip piece fabrics together to the same end. I have several plans along these lines already.
Pants: Tauko Panel pants are designed for color blocking. Max 53” waist (finished fitted measurement).
Do you have a treasured fabric? Consider following DivineDita (Nandita) & using it as an accent.
Make a garment where you cut each piece out of a different fabric.
Pdxsquared made this beautiful quilt out of largish pieces of leftover linen – smaller than you’d generally use for a pattern piece, but larger than quilt pieces often are.
Here’s RenegadeSeamstres to share more ideas on how to make use of scraps in your sewing this month!