Sunday, August 5, 2012

Stash busting

In an attempt to give my non-existent mojo a good shove I've resorted to stash busting.  Not only does this get creative juices flowing, this is also a good way to clear bulky fabric out of the cupboard and maybe even get a usable garment or two.

First up is a pair of track pants from KS 3678 which I've made a few times before.  I like this pattern because there are no side seams, the front and back are cut in one piece.  They are close fitting and not baggy so they don't feel too scummy to wear around the house.  The black fleece was leftover from a project I made about 4 years ago so these are free.

Second up is a dress made from another frankenpattern of my TNT long sleeve tshirt KS 3338 combined with KS3633 dress pattern, which is also now a TNT.  Both of these are altered to fit my shape.  I've also added the self-drafted cowl from an Australian Stitches magazine from a few years ago.  The Stevie Nicks inspired red panne was an offcut I bought at the op shop for $1 so this is an almost free garment.


It has worked to some extent as I managed to trace a pattern from  BWOF 05/12 and even managed to cut it out.  I don't have any white thread I (how did I run out of that??) or the right length zipper, so it's stalled until I have 5 or 6 hours free to wait in line at Spotlight. 

Thank you to everyone for the good wishes.  I feel better this week, but I really want to go home.  I have a few job irons in the fire so I hope it will happen soon.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Good to see you have been stash busting a lot more productive than I. Will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Karin said...

Clearing out a bit of the stash is always a nice feeling, especially when you get some useful clothes out of it!

beurreblanc said...

Wish I could say I was stash busting rather than stash building...
That red dress is lovely.
-Sewingelle

Summer Flies said...

Hey the red dress looks fabulous and the pants look good too... not too baggy, track pants style. By going home do you mean leave Tassie? I think you are from Qld right? Good luck with the job hunting...

prttynpnk said...

Ringadingding! I wish my stash had that fabulous red fabric! Love your dress!

Faye Lewis said...

I really like your pants. I've not done so yet, but I'm always looking for a nice pair of yoga pants (as I call them). Something comfty but not sloppy. Can't tell you how much use I'd get out of a pair of those.
Love your Tee shirt dress too. Did you you KS3338 for the top part of it. I'm just wondering because that pattern does not have bust darts. I HATE SEWING bust darts in knits for some reason - one of my quirks.
Your method of cutting during the week and sewing on the weekend is just the reverse of my method. We still end up with a finish garment by weeks end. Not that we are sewing a marathon or anything like that - we just love lots of clothes!!!

velosewer said...

Take care of yourself.

Carolyn said...

Your stash busting and mojo-busting is producing some pretty cool garments! I especially love that red dress, must cheer one up no end to wear that. Thank you so much for your comment, and I appreciate your kind offer... but I have my raglan sleeve Tshirt pattern now. Thanks for the thought!
I'm glad you are feeling better this week, take care :)