Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fabrics and more... > One yard ideas ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
One yard ideas
Lonely yards of fabric...
kellie79
kellie79
Member since 11/17/07
Posts: 7
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/6/12 0:11 AM

Hello,

does anyone have a great pattern recommendation for a single yard of fabric? A shell top or skirt perhaps?

Thank you in advance!

K

stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3070
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 11/6/12 0:43 AM

There's at least one whole book devoted to this! I haven't read it, but here you go: One Yard Wonders by Patricia Hoskins. :)

FWIW, if you do any costuming for Renaissance fairs, it takes about 1 yard of fabric to make most bodices/corsets and doublets/jerkins for men. (YMMV based on size, of course, but it's a good guide.)

------
~Gem in the prairie

marec
starstarstarstar
marec  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OR USA
Member since 5/11/08
Posts: 3996
Login to reply to this post

In reply to kellie79 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/6/12 10:46 AM

Hi kellie79, The Sorbetto top is a free pattern from Colette Patterns and takes less than a yd.

------
my blog: http://kf-biblioblog.blogspot.com/
Sewing through my pattern stash-145
completed.

ElizabethDee
star
ElizabethDee
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 12/27/06
Posts: 710
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/6/12 4:25 PM

Pencil skirt!

jannw
starstarstarstar
jannw  Friend of PR
Intermediate
WA USA
Member since 9/3/06
Posts: 8432
Login to reply to this post

In reply to kellie79 <<


Date: 11/6/12 4:28 PM

Last May, there was a One Yard Challenge. I couldn't find the Gallery or contest report...maybe someone can...but that should give you lots of ideas.

------
2009-113.25 yds
2010-115.5
2011-80.25+30+donated
2012 86.3 yds..
2013 21.0
Everyone who sews seriously has a stockpile of fabrics, because it is natural to purchase more than can be sewn in any one season" Singer, Timesaving Sewing, 1987

CRUST
CRUST
Intermediate
Member since 3/21/12
Posts: 87
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 11/6/12 10:01 PM

bags
hats
underwear (flannel or tweed panties!)
contrast fabric
lining fabric, potentially
gloves

SecondHandRogue
SecondHandRogue  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
RI USA
Member since 12/28/05
Posts: 579
Login to reply to this post

Date: 11/6/12 10:21 PM

I haven't tried it yet, but the portrait top in Gertie's new book has a couple of good reviews and only takes a yard. I have a yard of liberty lawn hoarded for that pattern:)

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8121
Login to reply to this post

In reply to kellie79 <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/6/12 10:37 PM

Do not overelook the very cute Decades of Style 'One Yard Bias Flapper Apron'.

There are reviews of it
here.
-- Edited on 11/6/12 11:01 PM --

kathi s

kathi s
Beginner
CA USA
Member since 1/23/03
Posts: 1719
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 11/6/12 11:30 PM

I have 1 1/2 ids of a beautiful mossy green and tan tweed that I bought at the old Poppy store in Berkeley, Ca 36 years ago to make a mini skirt for my then petite body. It has survived several moves and house cleaning assaults and even though I don't have enough to do much, I can't bear to give it away. Help!

blessedtosew
star
blessedtosew
Intermediate
AL USA
Member since 4/16/08
Posts: 939
Login to reply to this post

In reply to marec <<


Date: 11/7/12 7:51 AM

Could you post a link to that? Thanks.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> One yard ideas

Merchants on PR
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Sewn Square One
Patterns for Your Style.
Web site
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Online Sewing Classes
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $49.00)
Clone Your Favorite Garment

BurdaStyle Magazine 11-2009-134 Pyjamas
photo
Review by lara900 on 11/23/09
Read Review

McCalls 5965 Pattern ( Size 1-2-3 )
McCalls 5965 Pattern ( Size 1-2-3 )

Details
Price: $11.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5947 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
Butterick 5947 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5525 Misses' Top
photo
Review by Michelle L on 10/3/10
Read Review

Victory Anouk Top and Dress Digital Pattern
Victory Anouk Top and Dress Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Close Case Files Bombshell Swimsuit Digital Pattern (Print at home)
Close Case Files Bombshell Swimsuit Digital Pattern (Print at home)

Details
Price: $11.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby Bath Puppet Pals Pattern
SewBaby Bath Puppet Pals Pattern

Details
Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop Onde Jacket Pattern
Sewing Workshop Onde Jacket Pattern

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN