Monday, 13 December 2010

Pattern-drafting & scrap-busting

Farbenmix afficionados will immediately recognise this t-shirt as the Antonia pattern, which I've had in my collection for ages but only got round to using last month when I realised Laura was in urgent need of long-sleeve tees. It is now officially my favourite t-shirt pattern and great for scrap-busting. The neckline runs a little wide which means that you don't need to use ribbing to bind it - always an advantage for UK fabric buyers!

But for the ultimate in scrap-busting, you can't beat dolls clothes! I have a very large box overflowing with tiny pieces of fabric that I just can't bear to bin. On the other hand, my sewing room only has so much space. So I put LiEr's drafting series to work again - it's gratifying to know that it works just as well for 16" dolls as 3 year old girls! At some stage, when I have a bit of free time (so not before 2011!) I'll post my drafted block as a printable pattern.

A few tweaks of the basic body block produced this little blouse...

and a very sweet velour dress that has already found a buyer, despite being made up of different dye lots.

But this is my favourite outfit - a teeny tiny Antonia top and embellished bootlegs. Too cute and another quick sale!
And I'm starting to think if a scrap of fabric is too small even to make a doll's sleeve then the chances are it shouldn't be in the scrap box. What about you? How small does a scrap have to be for you to consign it to the bin?


Nicole said...

Love the clothes, the big and the small ones!!!

Anonymous said...

J'ai appris des choses interessantes grace a vous, et vous m'avez aide a resoudre un probleme, merci.

- Daniel

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