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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!

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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.)

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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.

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Date: 11/6/12 4:25 PM

Pencil skirt!

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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.

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Date: 11/6/12 10:01 PM

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

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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:)

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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.
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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!

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Date: 11/7/12 7:51 AM

Could you post a link to that? Thanks.

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