So I don’t know that this piece of fabric is normally used for. I don’t think it’s like a dishcloth because it’s to stiff for that. But I found it in the thrift shop and thought I could use it to make something cute of. And I did!
This piece wasn’t to big so I had to be careful cutting these pieces out. I went with kind of the same pattern as I used before when I made my first dress.
I just cut a triangle of 9 cm from the side. This will be the side of the armpits. I also made this a little bit longer since the pattern from the dress was just under my boobs.
With this pattern I cut the front and the back of the top.
I choose to use another fabric for the inside because I also didn’t have enough and this was a softer fabric. I cut the same pattern out on this fabric.
I made some small darts at the side because it would otherwise look very straight. With the darts it would give my top a little bit more shape since it’s a very tough fabric. I also did this with the inside fabric just to make sure it would match.
Then I sewed one side together to create 2 long pieces instead of 4 loose ones. (So one big pieces with the outer fabric and one with the inner fabric)
I also had just enough fabric to make straps! I used the inside out technique for this.
I kind of used the same technique as in my first dress making blog. So I put the straps in between both pieces that are wrong sides out. So they will all have the right sides to each other. If you don’t understand what I’m saying here (very understandable) than you can watch my Instagram video that will be linked at the bottom of the post. When everything is placed the way I wanted, I could sew the upper line.
Then you can turn it the right side out!
And later I folded the edges using my iron and sewed the bottom together. Then I only needed to sew the side and it was done!
I’m so happy with the look of it, the illustration on this fabric comes out really nice.
Now you can read a recipe of my back!
I also made an Instagram video about this: https://www.instagram.com/p/Csoy9P_IL2s/