Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Using up scraps

Evening all. I am super pleased with today's makes; I have utilised the smallest scraps of fabric to create three little vests. It always makes me feel great when there is zero waste, it appeals to my inner scrooge!



 
Not only did this pattern use up my scraps, it was super quick to make too. In fact, I made all three in a day, which is unheard of productivity for me. I'm normally rather slow. The pattern was scooped up in a massive haul of half price patterns over at www.simplicitynewlook.com
 
 
As you can see, it's a very basic shape: the back has a little bit more interest as it has a racer style to it. I graded the pattern from an 8 at the shoulders to a 14 at the waist. The arms and neckline are merely folded over and topstitched in place. Not the most complex make, but actually a very, useful item of clothing (or three).
 
They will all get lots of wear, and I can see myself making more as and when I have single jersey to use up. They are particularly good for exercising in, as they are close fitting which is perfect for my latest fad... hula-hooping! 
 

 
 



 

 
 
And I dropped it! Next up... Kids Clothes Week!


14 comments:

  1. Ace action shots with hoola-hooping fun and excellent stash-busting productivity!

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    1. Thanks, I am getting rather good at hoola hooping!

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  2. I love them all! (The grey one is my favourite though! ) it is so great when you can stash bust! - very rewarding!

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    1. That's my favourite too, as is the top that its left over from.

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  3. They all look fantastic. I have a box of knit scraps that I also need to use up. Loving the racer back!

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    1. Yes the racer back is fun, I am liking it too!

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  4. Great basics, and so satisfying to use up those scraps. And essentially free!! Hurrah!

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    1. It is a fantastic feeling using everything up.

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  5. Looks like you're having lots of fun with the hula hooping - and they do look like the perfect tops to do it in! I always like being able to use up scraps too!

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    1. It's so much fun, as is stash busting!

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  6. Great basics - and very inspiring to know they were all from leftovers! I noticed the other day my fabric drawer contains more leftovers and scraps than good sized pieces - I'll have to follow your example and see what I can do with some of them!

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  7. Go for it. Now I need to find a use for my woven scraps!

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  8. I love scrap projects too, so satisfying!

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