Happy Earth Day everyone! I thought it would be quite appropriate if I shared what I do in my costuming to not only be a little creative but help save the earth through recycling. I love going to Goodwill and picking up sheets and table cloths for yardage. Can’t beat $2.99 for almost three yards can you? Today’s projects are two types of costume blouses one is out of a comforter duvet cover and the other is out of a table cloth. I’ve even made a padded jacket out of a quilt. Perhaps I’ll post that later.
I wasn’t quite sure what designs I wanted to work with when starting these projects so I opened up PatternFile and started browsing my collection.
It does take a little longer to cut out the garments because it takes a lot of planning. I like to use embroidered lace edges for sleeve edges. Doing this saves you the time hemming and looks pretty. I added darts to Simplicity 5840 view D . I also folded the material for the front of Simplicity 2777 to remove the ugly seam that the designers put in the design on this pattern for some reason. It also allowed me to preserve the embroidered design on the front.