I'm moving house. This has forced me to clean up my sewing space and address my growing stash. Scraps stash as well as fabric stash. As I was cleaning up, I considered each scrap to decide if it was worth adding to the bursting scraps box. Too good to throw, too small keep...such a dilemma. Sometimes, it seemed the only way forward was to sew those scraps into garments RIGHT AWAY! (Lucky I put quite a few hours aside to clean up the sewing stuff). Here are the results.
First up, metallic jersey that had fallen behind my cutting bench almost a year ago. These were scraps from a Donna Karan dress, so as you can imagine, they were all odd triangular shapes.
I wore this top to farewell sundowners on the beach.
Next up, a floaty, bohemian sort of top, made by stitching various scraps together. Funnily enough, none of these fabric has appeared on my blog earlier. Some scraps are from my sister. Others are from unblogged dresses for my daughter. The lace is left from a bag I made a friend out of a dress that belonged to her grandmother. One piece of silk is from a top I made before I started blogging. The last bit is from an unblogged dress that I made 2 years ago and have never worn.
I didn't worry about grainlines, so the hang is all a bit wonky, which only adds to the floatiness of it all. I didn't have access to my tank patterns (I have sent a few sewing supplies on ahead, as I don't know how long our stuff will be in storage), so this was a bit fit-as-you-go and some last minute tucks were added. I love the result.
Lastly & least, knickers made from supplex scraps. I used a self drafted pattern, which I printed out several years ago and is a bit big for me now, so I pulled in the elastic tighter than normal.
So, I found the fun in this chore. It might be harder to find the fun in some of the other rooms :)