Category Archives: Scrap Couture

Smocked Top for Adults

Love smocking! I feel an artistic push to experiment with smocking on more adult garments!  The “long top over leggings” look seemed promising. The muslin (actually a teal linen blend) for this experiment was completed a few months back.  For … Continue reading

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Butterick 6101 – Looks so nice on the Model!

Love the Tilton sister’s designs… all of them.  I think The Pattern Stash contains every pattern they have ever designed.  The designs force me to step outside my rather straight-laced comfort zone. Katherine Tilton’s Butterick 6101 looked so comfortable and … Continue reading

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Search for the Perfect Knit Top: Attempt 1.

T-shirts are, well, not complimentary. They are boxy and have a neckline that may have worked for Dennis The Menace, but has never been included in a list of “fashion musts” or “this spring’s runway styles.” But knit fabrics do … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 4

Does anyone else feel they should set a phone reminder so as not to forget to purchase Vogue patterns when they are on sale? Missed one sale – and found another.   Which allowed my to purchase Marcy Tilton’s vest/jacket pattern … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 3

Different Fabric and Different Pattern. This top began as Vogue 8810. The V-neck front bands were what I was looking for.  Unfortunately, that pattern was a bodice and had gathered shoulders.  So, the length and shoulders were gleaned from Vogue … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series 2

Different Linen, Same Pattern. This one is definitely summer. The print is larger than I am typically comfortable with, but it was too pretty to linger in The Stash any longer. Butterick 5891 by Katherine Tilton with the same modifications. … Continue reading

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SLS Summer Top Series

The SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash) was calling to me.  It contains beautiful fabrics that would make wonderful summer linen tops. Oddly, my first selection was not one of the beautiful prints – it was a heavy weight natural colored linen. … Continue reading

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Alabama Chanin Inspired Stash Couture Skirt

Handstitching, stenciling, reverse applique – all fun embellishment techniques currently being showcased on organic cotton knits by Alabama Chanin. Had to try it! With some Stash Couture modifications, of course! The Stash contained a short piece of stretch linen in … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Tunic

The Stash contained a beautiful basketweave textured natural colored silk.  Perfect for a long tunic to wear over capri-leggings as the weather warms up. The tunic envisioned had a curved hem, a placket, a back yoke, and a not-overly-oversized width. … Continue reading

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Destashification Scarf Hanger

Such an Issue…. Many scarves sewn up using Stash Fabrics and the DD’s Infinity Scarf Directions – and no place to hang them. Stash to the Rescue. Materials: 4 – 5 foot long piece of 3″ – 4″ wide ribbon. … Continue reading

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