This was a tablecloth from a thrift store; it had a big circular design in the middle, which I had to use creatively.
I was planning to make a blouse for myself, but hubster was really excited about the fabric, so I made a shirt for him instead. It’s a christmas present, and he’s desperately trying NOT to see it too soon, even though it’s hanging in my studio.
check out the pocket! The only bit I had left of the circular center design was on the bias. I had originally done a pocket entirely from the lower fabric, but it broke up the yoke, so I pinned the scrap of yoke fabric to the pocket, matching the yoke, then ripped the old pocket off and used it for a pattern for the new pocket.
Wow, I love this, the fabric and the creative use of the center circle. Your DH will look awesome.
(Linda -2023 is a use the good stuff year! :us:)
I just found this amazing shirt! I have two circular skirt panels that I had no idea what to do with…I wonder if there is enough to make a blouse for me…trying to work out how you laid this out…it is done so nicely!
Thanks! This was a rectangular tablecloth with the round design in the center. I laid out front and back going the long way, then did my best to match the pattern on the sleeves, laid on the crossgrain.
I have a couple of boldly patterned wrap skirts from India I haven’t figured out how to adapt yet, circles are hard!