Sometimes you need a good scrap buster. There are a ton of ways to use your small woven pieces, but I’m always stumped when it comes to knits. I have a bag of cuff and neckband fabric that is bursting at the seams- and sometimes there are those pieces that are bigger than cuff pile but to small to make a shirt front out of. I can’t be alone on this?
I recently tested a pattern that is a great use of those knit scraps, especially if you aren’t oppose to getting a little wild.
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The Town Square Top and Dress is from Terra Treasures. The piecing allows for a great scrap bust. I didn’t have any outgrown t-shirts lying around, but you can check out the listing for lots of great examples to feature an old t-shirt on the front panel.
By far the hardest most time consuming part of the pattern is the cutting. Because all those scrap busting pieces mean- a lot of pieces to cut. The good news there are lots of rectangles- and pattern pieces provided so you don’t have to measure your own.
The actually sewing of the garment went WAY faster than I had anticipated. I was really pleasantly surprised. My stack of pieces turned into a top much faster than I had cut them.
She loves this top- downside this is the scrap heart fabric from her Racerback dress. As it turns out the shrinking there was not a fluke. This heart fabric shrinks like nothing I have ever owned. It’s from Jo-ann’s if you have it in your stash seriously beware. It shrinks every time it is washed. The racer dress that started out a knee length dress no longer covers her bum. This top will need some reworking to compensate for the shrink. GRRRRR
There is a dress version too! the dress has a dropped waist and double ruffle skirt. She’s a cowboy! This dress is pretty long which works out nicely for my tall kiddo.
Pattern: Town Square Top/Dress
Fabric: The STASH