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Stash Busting

The Problem: An overlarge fabric or notions collection
The Solution: Typically small projects that use up excess material making it into useful products

Zero Waste

Google Zero Waste clothing. There’s a ton of stuff out there, right? “Zero waste clothing” is a subset of the sustainable clothing movement referring specifically to clothing manufactured with no waste.

How nice of Joost de Cock, pattern maker and philanthropist, to make this simple version available to anyone, anytime, any where at www.freesewing.org. And at no cost! He calls it the Tokyo Top and you must just go to his fabulous website to learn more and make one for yourself.

I prance about the house feeling frisky in this slinky red ankle-length version.  I also made one in a bright yellow jersey, which I use for a bathing suit coverup.

Only a small sliver of fabric is cut from this clever take on a large folded rectangle. As soon as I saw the sliver I knew it could be fashioned into an embellishment. So each of my Tokyo Tops has a jaunty flower on the shoulder. Hope you love yours as much as I do mine. Don’t forget to buy Joost a cup of coffee by donating to his site when you get there.

Election Day project

After I voted, here’s what I workied on: New Look pattern A6306 includes a view featuring decorative buttons .  It was a no-brainer to use this trim little classic vest as a a  stashbuster for my collection. Delicious chocolately brown satin for the lining and back will make for a neutral yet tactile piece that I’ll wear a lot!

I cut, lined and sewed the buttons on the vest before Election Day and finished up just in time to do my civic duty.

Hand-sewing 33 buttons was the hardest part of this easy pattern.

Next, I invite you to visit a wonderful blog  at http://www.afashionablestitch.com. 

She’s got great ideas on how to get your wardrobe working for you!

Just realized I never got a finished view posted here. Ta-da! Craft as Therapy Button Vest CroppedThis is where I either go into a long blather about all the mistakes I made or just shut up and let you enjoy the peek! The sequin-collar chiffon blouse came from Lane Bryant.

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