Ready for some Scraptastic Sewing ? Hop hop, let’s go, get into the bus ! 😉
Ah this fabric. Believe me, there really was not much left, but I wanted at all costs to sew something for my baby girl in it. I immediately thought about my knife-Swiss Burda pattern, the dress 144 from Burda/May 2014.
Through lack of fabric, I thought about a top version, with 3/4 sleeves. At the time of cutting, BAM, not enough fabric to make the back on the fold. But we do not stop a butterfly motivated like never: I simply added seam allowances and sewed the back in 2 parts.
(Yeah I was really proud of myself.: D)
But it did not last: definitely, the top at the fitting was too short. And then I pulled out my ultimate weapon: the gathered band.
Let’s skip to the Pinafore dress scraps ?
You don’t see it in the photo, but the back of the skirt is cut in 2 parts. And that’s where the idea was: to find a similar pattern, and to simply divide my half-fronts, and my half-backs, so that I could cut them in my scraps !
I chose the Ikatee Cherry skirt: to properly cut my pieces, I took my pattern pieces, delineated the middle of each piece, and traced my line respecting the straight-wire. And it went on my layplan to the nearest millimeter!
I opted for the size 6 years, and as with my previous test at Ikatee, it’s a little large, but it does not matter because the belt has an adjustable elastic!
It is finished with Prym snaps, same as Rosari ones.