Back to the Drawing Board

I've had to given myself a stern talking to this week, about my inability to stay away from fabric remnant bins! In my bid to de-stash, this is now the third time in as many weeks that I plucked out material only to find out I haven't got enough! It's like I have some sort of compulsive disorder that when the price's is right, I have to have it no matter what. Well no more.

From now on I will only buy fabric remnant's if they are to be used as a panel/trim in a garment, or there is enough there that will comfortably make me a top, with sleeves and all! 

I was planning to make a tunic style shirt, from a 1979's simplicity pattern with this material  it's the one on the right in the picture, (the pink, green white stripe.) but once again, like the black and grey stripe on the left that I used for my midi skirt there wasn't enough! Good thing I hadn't traced the pattern ready, which I have done before! 

So with only a meter of fabric. I went back to the drawing board so to speak. Looked through my burda mags and my pattern stash. Nothing!

There's only one thing for it. To design and make a pattern myself.
So this is what I came up with, a high-lo top with kimono sleeves and boat shape neck-line. Perfect for summer which also suits the fabric as it's quite flimsy too!



  1. Great job de-stashing and being creative sketching your own pattern at the same time. Definitely winning twice!

  2. That style of top will be perfect for the fabric!

    Natasha ~


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