Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thankyou and darts!

Wow, you guys have left me some lovely comments over the last few posts. Thankyou so much! I really appreciate it. It is fun to share projects with like minded friends.

Now something to share. Most of you probably already know to do this but I had an "aha" moment so maybe there is someone who has not thought to do this.....

When I was tracing the Marfy skirt I noticed that the pattern did not have a "top" to it - that is it was cut out. But as I am used to have darts just drawn on the pattern sheet I put my own little pointed top on it. Then when I was ready to mark my darts I thought of Carolyn's post about using carbon tracing paper to mark the darts. I don't have any of that but do have a clover tracing wheel. Then I thought wouldn't it be easier if the dart inside wasn't there......


How easy is that?


Designdreamer commented: “really cute and creative! I had to go back and look at your picture of your remnant, I noted it said 1.25 on the label. Is that what you paid for the remnant?” Yes, that is right, how can you go past a bargain like that? The rest of the outfit is made from purchased remnants or leftover fabric from other projects...so I would guess the whole outfit (excluding shoes..lol) would be less than $20! Maybe only $10?



Designdreamer also commented: “Oh, and I too have some (A LOT) of some coral silk chiffon that I'll bet is very similar to yours. I haven't figured out what to do with it however. If you come up with any great ideas, I'd be interested.” It is not on my list to make up really soon, but I think a soft see through blouse/top would be nice. I have already bought some buttons just in case I feel the urge.

4 comments:

Summerset said...

Great dart idea!

Isabelle said...

This is a great time-saving tip! Thank you for sharing!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Vicki - I have some pattern pieces where the tracing wheel has worn through the pieces and I do the same thing that you do - well with tracing paper and the tracing wheel!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I was having a "Duh" moment :)
It took me a minute to "see" what you meant lol...it's a really great idea.