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Another Stash Blouse

Added Jul 10, 2012

by deChez

Castro Valley, U...






A few days ago, I came across a project that caught my eye. The maker had created a lovely fabric with little scraps, and then fashioned a case for eye glasses with it. That inspired me to dig out all of my little odd sized scraps, and try to make a fabric.

I began to cut rectangular pieces, and serge them together at the narrow end, making several long strips. I then serged the strips together at the long sides to create a large piece of fabric. Because I’m not a quilter, I purposely cut the fabric pieces in various sizes so I didn’t have to worry about matching seams. And because I knew I would be making a garment, I wanted finished seams, so that’s why I used the serger. An overcast stitch on the sewing machine would work just as well. I used a very simple Butterick See & Sew pattern, B5204.

Material Notes

Quilters cotton.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Mod, Steampunk, Vintage

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    Jul 12, 2012, 02.41 PMby sunflowers

    Simply love it! So inspiring!

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      Jul 14, 2012, 03.33 PMby deChez

      Thanks…it looks much better on the body…with jeans, and a little white tank underneath.

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    Jul 11, 2012, 05.10 PMby alexus1325

    That is AWESOME! I think I’ve seen the exact same glasses case you’re talking about, too! I find fabric piecing really intimidating because I have a “close enough” philosophy when it comes to sewing. I find your blouse so inspiring, I just might have to give it a go.

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      Jul 11, 2012, 11.26 PMby deChez

      This sounds like it’s right up your alley then…my advice is don’t over-think it. Originally, I was going to make a skirt, but I got bored with the piecing, and wanted to move on…the back of the shirt is just one fabric, which actually looks good.

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