I had some leftover black stretch velvet, but not quite enough to make a whole top. No matter how I laid out the pieces, the best I could do was one sleeve short! So I used some other scrap fabric to make the top half of the front, and made the sleeves 3/4, and I had enough. I still haven't hemmed it. I was thinking about using the contrasting fabric to make cuffs so the sleeves would be long enough but I might just leave it.
If anyone is interested, I used Butterick 3344 view C, but raised the neckline. The neck isn't really lopsided, that's just how it's sitting on my dressform.
I bought 3 yards of fabric to make a skirt, but I decided I want a dress instead. I can't seem to find any pattern I like though. It's polyester peachskin, so it's rather flowey, and 45 inches wide. It's a little too, um, polyester for a summer dress, but I'm not sure if I have enough for anything appropriete for cooler weather. Does anyone know of any dress patterns or tutorials that would look good for this fabric, that only require 3 yards or less?
I made a tree topper for my 4 ft tree. I couldn't find anything in stores that wasn't huge, so here's what I came up with:
The star is a piece of cardboard reinforced with duct tape, and covered with wrapping paper. The trim is leftover from the sleep mask I made my SIL, to cover the seams, and the stand is a toilet paper tube cut into a cone shape and covered with the same paper.
I just finished this a few minutes ago. I am finished with Christmas gift crafts, except for the secret santa that we haven't drawn names for yet at work, and the 2 pillows my coworker is paying me to make if she ever gets a chance to buy the fabric for them.
I just made this, I used the red stretch velvet for the body, cardboard for the base, the head is a lid from an empty batch of glucose test strips, yellow thread for hair, and some ribbon and roses from my stash.