Then I thought of this gorgeous fabric purchased from the sewing garage sale....
There was only a yard of it and I immediately thought of The Sewing Workshop's Poppy Vest pattern. I have made the pattern before, but it has been a long time ago. So off I go to my pattern stash to pull out it out. And of course, I don't have enough fabric. I am short about 9 inches in length and about 6 inches in width.
So, off to the fabric stash to find something that matches and as luck would have it, I had a piece of plain black wool that was about the same weight and drape as the fabric above. I added a 10 inch piece that runs from the left front, thru the left shoulder, down to the bottom right - basically just cutting the fabric in half and adding the strip in.
So now I had enough length wise, I needed to add a section to the left front to make up the width needed. I added about an 8 inch piece along the left hand side.
Basically, the fabric now looks like it has a giant "T" running thru it.
Once cut out, it was looking a bit plain so I decided to add some embellishment threads to the black pieces:
Now we are getting somewhere. The black fuzzy is a piece of yarn. The green is a ribbon I had in my scrapbooking stash and the others were various threads and yarns I had laying around. Here's a close-up of the threads:
And voila! The finished product!
I covered a button using the reverse side of the fabric.
Total yardage needed to complete this vest was 1.625 yards. So after piecing together what I had, I made it work. And of course, I'm adding this vest to the stashbustin' total for the year.
So far, I'm up to 17.25 yards YTD. A bit of a slow start this year, but the important thing is that I'm still moving forward and bustin' that stash!
Happy sewing everyone!