|My easy to sew layered look- infinity scarf, shell and cardigan.|
|Top from McCalls 6519|
I chose McCalls 6519- a really basic shell. I would normally have to do a full bust adjustment, but I had enough fabric to cut it on the bias, which gives it enough stretch that I could get by without one. I did add some length to the body, and used a self-fabric bias binding instead of the recommended bias tape. I love how this simple top fits and will definitely be making it again.
|Cardigan from Simplicity 1945|
Most of this I got on the cheap- 2 yards of the boucle knit at $2/yard from fabric.com, the ombre chiffon was in a free mystery bundle, 2 yards @$9/yard for the charmeuse, so a total of $22 for fabric, and probably $4 for the patterns. So, $26 plus a few hours of my time is the cost for this look. And I can wear all three pieces with lots of other pieces as well!
This is one of those days that I'm glad that I have an extensive fabric stash. But I'm also glad to be sewing it up! I want my stash to be functional- just big enough to find what I need, but not so big that I let fabrics go out of style before I can sew them up.
How about you? Do you have a stash, and if yes, is it a source of inspiration or frustration?