Ooh I love a good scrap busting pattern! On a recent trip to my parents’ house, I dug through my Mums fabric stash and came across some black, stretchy, non-descript fabric. There really wasn’t much of it, but I knew I could piece it together into something wearable.
This is my 5th Stellan Tee, and I love it just as much as the previous versions. This really is a wonderful pattern for stash busting, you just have to get a little creative with your fabric.
I only had enough fabric to cut single pieces for the sleeves and the neckband. Both the front and the back had to be pieced together. I decided to give most of the fabric to the front, so there is only a single join there (center front).
I had to cut the back from 4 pieces. Instead of trying to hide this, I decided to play on it, by using the wrong, un-printed side as an accent. I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
I liked the reverse side so much, that I decided to use it for the neckband as well.
If I saw this fabric instore, I don’t think I would have picked it up. It’s almost too thick and heavy for this pattern (it does bunch at the underarms a bit), but I’m so pleased with the result! My husband actually commented that it looked like a premium RTW t-shirt!
- Pattern brand/name/number: The Stellan Tee by French Navy
- Style, size: Size M
- Fabric: ??? Probably a poly blend
- Notions: Thread
- Modifications/alterations: I didn’t finish any of the hems, I just let them raw
Do you scrap bust? Let me know your go-to patterns!