|Vogue 8815 test using Cue remnants from Pitt Trading|
|Original Charlie Brown remnant fabric from Pitt Trading|
This Charlie Brown abstract knit looked too big for a shortie like me, but I tried to used the main print where it made sense. I bought this fabric at Pitt Trading a few years ago.
See where the longest part of the print is? I've used New Look 6149 for this top.
And I've kept the front 'clean' at the waist. I love my Minerva black jeans.
Below is the second knit remnant I bought ages ago at Pitt Trading. Both prints were from Charlie Brown. The main buying guide I used was to choose strong colours for possible wearable toiles and at the time of purchase, I hadn't made the purple skinny jeans below.
Test #1: This top above was my attempt at recreating a RTW top. The shaping didn't come out as planned. The neckline gaped so I added knit lace so the neckline and armholes sat properly. This print gave me a practice at matching the print at the side seam and balancing it on me.
Test 2: New Look 6940 was tested using this fabric. Again, testing it with this fabric confirmed the fit and I got to play with print placement.And the Bomber jacket above was made using an Ikea remnant. This jacket is a keeper.
Test 3: I used this remnant again to test the bodice for the PR Winter dress. I wasn't sure about the neckline or shoulder fit. I was also curious about the waistline.
So once I put this top together, I had just enough fabric left to put a band at the base of the top.
I rest my case 'Your Honour'.
Have a lovely Easter break everyone.