November 29, 2016
For my fellow sewers, I am sure that you can empathize with me on this subject. One of the worst feeling is when you start a project and you are almost to the finish line when disaster strikes! You have a limited amount of fabric, no room for error, and your scissors accidentally cut into a critical part of your project! It’s one of the worst feelings ever…
Unfortunately, this is what happened with this top. I only bought a small amount of fabric which had a very wide, unusable amount of selvage. (I bought the fabric at Mood Fabric HERE.) I had all of my pieces cut and assembled. The back panels were the largest of the panels and consumed majority of the fabric. With my sweatshirt almost completed, my scissors took a huge whack out of one of the back panel pieces! I tried every possible combination from the scrap fabric to try and make it work…but there was no easy resolution. My only choice was to either scrap the project, mix it with another fabric in my stash, or buy more (not my first option). With hesitation, I chose the latter. I bought one more yard of fabric (just to be safe) to complete the project.
I am glad that my scissors did what they did! With the additional fabric, I was able to add the sleeve volume and grommet detail to the back.
TOP: DIY (out of the print Vogue V9026) | DENIM: Express HERE | SHOES: Steve Madden | SUNS: Prada
I used out of print pattern Vogue V9026 with the following revisions:
- Added a panel to both sides of the back panel
- Added grommet details to the back
- Added volume to the bottom half of the sleeve
What do you think? Was it a good save???