As part of my sewing journey, I am learning how to make the most out of fabric. For this project I used a technique called piecing which combines smaller pieces of cloth to create larger.
I adore this fabric, but it belonged to a pair of trousers that were way too small. I also needed a new jacket, so I deconstructed the trousers and combined the fabric with cabbage (cloth left over from sewing projects) to see if I could do it.
I read about this technique on Foundations Reveled which admittedly is the reason why I'm needing to be so frugal with my fabric and clothing budget. The paywall isn't ... well, let's just say even though it's pricy, I'm getting way more out of it than I'm paying. It's worth spending my clothing and crafting budgets on this membership! The resources, the people, the inspiration! Learning about historical frugality! Just look at the coat - I never would have made that without the articles.
The pieces of fabric are sewn together, attempting to match the flow of the pattern as there isn't enough fabric to match the pattern seamlessly.
But you know what, it actually worked.
I lined it with some roughspun silk fabric from my cabbage stash. I probably should have done more to finish the edges, but it was an experiment and there were a lot of edges. I can see this being hand-wash only, wear in to town, not mucking out the chickens kind of clothing.
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