So I love taking a look through the remnants and see if any catch my eye.   Then, it’s fun to see if you can make a garment out of one yard of fabric.  It’s a little tricky at times but it’s been a fun challenge and a good way to test out patterns without great expense.

I found this one yard piece and it was just enough to make this vintage Simplicity pattern.

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Size Medium, View A

The back of the neck has a split that required you to sew it and then cut it.  It all involved precise sewing and cutting so instead of trying to transfer lines I simply made a copy of the pattern piece pinned it in place and sewed and cut over it.  Then I ripped the pattern piece away to reveal perfect stitching and cutting.  It was such a great hack!

This pattern was pretty easy to complete and didn’t take too much time.  So what do you think of the result?

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The shirt has ties that hold it in place.

It’s such a fun, unique way to enclose a shirt.  This is definitely not something you can find on the rack today.

I can’t wait to wear it out.  It’s such a fun piece and so bright and springy.

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Week 32 is shorts again.  I’m determined to find the perfect shorts pattern and would welcome recommendations.  Anyone know a good indie pattern I should try?  See you next week!

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Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.

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