I used an old sheet and realized as I was cutting it that it was, in fact, the perfect color for my Chartreuse and Puce Flying Goose quilt.
Queen sized cotton sheet from Savers the day purple tags were 1/2 price making the cost of the sheet $2.50
Only a few adjustments were needed - narrowing at the waist and a bit of adjustment on the back rear seams (where darts would be normally).
I even went so far as to insert a chartreuse kick pleat in the muslin...you know...just in case I liked it enough to become a skirt rather than a pattern.
Turned out that pattern was still the best career choice for this fabric.
Let me know if you want the leftovers by leaving a comment. If several of you do, I'll do a random drawing. (US postage only please).
I actually had a great time fussy cutting the flowers to balance the colors and to make sure the stems would all end at the hem.
You can just imagine how clever I feel putting the blue butterfly in the waistband.
I am pleased That with clever cutting I was able to include all the flowers in the original border.
The kick pleat has some of the dark green leaves inserted.
Side zipper on the left. It's pink and metal since that's the only light colored 7" zipper in my stash.
The lower lining connects with the hem.
So, my first project to be completed for both challenges. Ready to wear it to work tomorrow.
Fashion fabric, lining, zipper, thread and pattern all from the stash.
Next: a lined knit dress. Trust me, it's not as crazy as it sounds.