My stash box lid won’t close.
Number 1: Silk and cotton blend drapey and soft fabric in red and gold paisley and check pattern. Made up as Paco’s draped top.
Arm scythes are bound in bias strips of self fabric. No zip needed as this pulls on comfortably over my head.
Only change made was the centre seam of the lower front V section – cut as two halves due to lack of fabric.
Number 2: Same pattern but in grey marl jersey.
Wow, same pattern + different fabrics = different looks.
And yes, they’re sleeveless – I’m becoming a little more comfortable with that look – but only at home.
I can’t believe how well this T-shirt sits – it just drapes so well.
The whole of the front had to have a centre seam because of fabric restrictions but this made getting a sharp point so much easier. Not too much care taken with this one, all sleeves and neck edges were just folded and stitched, then trimmed close to the stitching line. This fabric doesn’t fray and the top is meant to be casual anyway.
Number 3: Same again in Boho 4 gore printed cotton
This one doesn’t have a V point at the front at all – I just placed both pattern pieces together on the fabric and cut.
The V shape at the front really adds shaping however and so this one is a bit on the ‘square’ side. I might add some darts later to slim me down a bit.
It’s also a bit much with the matching skirt. Must seek out ivory trousers to wear with it.
If I run out of steam there’s always Plan B – put it all back in the stash box!
So, go to your stash, rifle through it looking for those 1/2 yds and see what you can rustle up.
Thanks for reading. Ruth