Perhaps, when you almost don’t have enough fabric to finish it!
I’ve been bustin’ through my stash and so far, have made a flowered vintage dress and a red Sewaholic Hollyburn. Next I thought I would make a black Sewaholic Hollyburn – you can see the link to the pattern company here: Sewaholic Hollyburn. I found some black in my fabric stash, a polyester, but not a stretchy knit. I’m not too sure exactly what it is. As I was cutting out my fabric, I realized that I didn’t really have enough black fabric for the two wide skirt pieces. My fabric remanent was too narrow.
So let’s give this a try… I made a 4 panel skirt into a 6 panel skirt.
Cutting my two skirt pieces into two at the grain line, I put the CF and CB pieces on the folds of the fabric and cut two each of the side front and back pieces. This way I had narrower skirt pieces to place on my fabric, but this now meant that I had to put my zipper in the side, instead of the back seam.
What else did I change? Oh yes, I didn’t have any fabric left for pockets, so I made “faux” pockets. (Tap the photo to read.)
With a little imagination, this Hollyburn pattern has so many possibilities. I fell into this variation by accident, but I am thinking about other possibilities now!
The weather was lovely again today so I slipped outside for some photos.
(If you are interested in reading about the top I am wearing, it was blogged about here.)
Mr. Green Thumb has done his usual lovely job of the garden. It is getting hot and dry now though. I am happy that he has brought the kids out for a dip in the pond!
Have you tried any Sewaholic patterns yet?