Thursday, October 30, 2014

Abstract Remnant Top! Quick, Easy, and Simple!

I have a hard time throwing away fabric.  Even when I know there is not much else I can get out of the 3/4 of yard that is left from sewing a garment, I still try and hang on for as long as I can. 

This week I decided to do my annual purge and donate, which I try to do as close to the Holiday Season because I know this when people are in need the most.   So I removed everything from my closet that I had not worn or touched in a year, gathered it all in bag and contacted the Disabled Vets to come pick it up.  Both my husband and I are Veterans and he is also an Disable Veteran from Desert Storm.

While cleaning out my closet I found a bag of remnants.  I don't even remember what I made with the original fabric.  In the bag was this particular piece and I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it, so I went to my pattern app and Pinterest to see if I could find something quick and easy. There was  only a little over a yard of fabric, so I knew it would be some time of top. 

Here is what I came up with:


Quick Review (reviewed also on Pattern

Pattern:  New Look 6273 ( View B).
Modifications:  Cut back on the fold adjusting it to take away 5/8, instead of two pieces as pattern piece instructed.  Since I was using a knit I didn't need the opening and button closure.
I used a double needle for hemming.

Happy Sewing!


  1. good save on the remnanats! love the blouse!


  2. Hey Mel - I'm with you... I don't like throwing away fabric either and as a result have lots of remnants...some larger than others. What I've began doing however is using some of the more sturdy fabric remnants as interfacing. It works!!!


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