In my creative space today - a demonstration.
How far can a half yard cut of fabric go??
Sometimes when you REALLY love a fabric, you really can maximise it's use, but with garment making this can be tricky. Quilters can use small bits of fabric, but garments take more. When I purchased my awesome Anna Maria Horner fabric from Quilt Home for my soon to be completed awesome Socialite dress, I took advantage of paying for a flat rate envelop and filled every last millimeter with as much fabric as they would let me buy - as you do.
In my selection of random fabrics was this cool Joel Dewberry fabric, it's from his newish Modern Meadown collection.
I only received the fabric about a week ago, but already it's gone - used on three items and all look pretty darn good if a do say so myself.
First - this skirt I blogged about a couple of days ago. Here the fabric was used for the waistband facing, tab facing and hem facing - just a small hint of colour on an otherwise plain skirt.
Second - I made this adorable little blouse for Adele. I made a similar one for her with some Jennifer Pagaletti fabric which arrived in the same shipment. This is just a simple little design, but so so adorable.
It buttons down the back and has the most adorable trim around the sleeves.
Third - Another item for Adele. I little dress from my new favourite issue of Ottobre, Spring 1/2008.
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Lastly, a pic of the kids from this morning for the family....