There’s no discernible reason behind this dress, it just happened.
I had scraps of jersey left over from when one daughter made a large red circular floor cushion with black applique from lengths from my stash. Instead of tackling the mountain of full lengths of fabrics – this brain worm wriggled out.
The red pieces of fabric all looked like this one, what’s left when you chop out a huge circle.
I used a basic pattern, cut double, laying it up on the red,
then slicing off the spare bit of pattern, leaving a seam allowance, and cutting the rest from the black, with a seam allowance to join it to the red.
Most of the placement was a compromise but – a match on the side seam!
From last week, white trousers with rounded yoke are finished and I’m happy with the look. The yoke extends lower than the original and makes for a flatter finish over the stomach. (excuse rushed job photos with scrunched up top!)
And the week’s web wonders
Another scrap hoarder confesses (ha! so I’m not alone in this madness)
Scrap dress upstaged by coat of many colours