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Topic: head to toe: remnants and stash-busting!  (Read 1524 times)
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« on: February 02, 2013 07:51:37 PM »

I made this whole outfit in the last week, and all of the fabrics were remnants! Even the cardigan was thrifted, bringing the total price of this outfit to $9. I didnt intentionally wear all my new clothes together, but that just shows how satisfied I am with the recent sewing.

For the skirt, I used the wrong side of a denim remnant (about 1/2 yd, $.50) with a tiny bit of stretch. The waistband was pieced together from denim scraps. The silver linen waistband was a long, narrow strip left over from a friends painting. And the back pockets are from a shirt I made for my husband. The zipper and button were also from my stash.

The tank top also came from the remnant bin (1/2 yd, $.50!), and is copied from a tank that my mom sent a few years ago. Its a slinky cotton jersey, and seems to go with everything I own. The striped straps are scraps from leggings. I also made a pair of panties using the leftover fabric and some elastic from my sewing cabinet.

I made the leggings using two remnants of medium-weight lycra ($1). Theyre stretchy, neutral, and have been keeping me warmer than I expected. Ive been very discriminating against synthetics, but now Im trying to expand my mind.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013 09:26:03 PM »

Adorable, head to toe  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013 11:33:21 PM »

LOVE the tank top & skirt  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013 12:38:40 PM »

Your clothes are always so fun and colourful.  I really love the main fabric of the top.  And the back pockets on the skirt are great too.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013 12:00:38 PM »

Awesome.Totally original and thrifty,my two favourite things.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013 11:22:46 AM »

Thanks everyone! I'm really happy with how everything turned out, and my desire to keep wearing each piece encourages me to do laundry more often.  Wink

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