Why are remnant fabrics my weakness? Maybe it’s because they’re a challenge. Finding a pattern to suit the amount of fabric I’ve found is a challenge.
|Vogue 8815 test using Cue remnants from Pitt Trading|
Do remnant fabrics ignite my passion for puzzle solving? Should I see a shrink about trawling for fabric especially when the sign on the basket says ‘designer remnants’?
|Original Charlie Brown remnant fabric from Pitt Trading|
The case in my defence remains, remnants are a low risk purchase to test a future pattern. Making a pattern fit usually means testing it out. Using calico to test a pattern for knit fabric or stretch wovens doesn’t work.
This Charlie Brown abstract knit looked too big for a shortie like me, but I tried to used the main print where it made sense. I bought this fabric at Pitt Trading a few years ago.
See where the longest part of the print is? I’ve used New Look 6149 for this top.
And I’ve kept the front ‘clean’ at the waist. I love my Minerva black jeans.
Below is the second knit remnant I bought ages ago at Pitt Trading. Both prints were from Charlie Brown. The main buying guide I used was to choose strong colours for possible wearable toiles and at the time of purchase, I hadn’t made the purple skinny jeans below.
And the Bomber jacket above was made using an Ikea remnant. This jacket is a keeper.
Test 3: I used this remnant again to test the bodice for the PR Winter dress. I wasn’t sure about the neckline or shoulder fit. I was also curious about the waistline.
So once I put this top together, I had just enough fabric left to put a band at the base of the top.
I rest my case ‘Your Honour’.
Have a lovely Easter break everyone.