“Necessity is the mother of
True fact: 2 AM Livia can’t measure, estimate or be trusted with any kind of math.
The other night I had just finished a project and wasn’t feeling tired, so I thought, ooooh I’ll use this scrap for another Romy set! It’s perfect, I’ll cut it now and have it all ready for sewing it tomorrow!
This is how it went:
- Cut the top front panel,
hmmmmm… there’s not THAT much fabric left, it’s going to be a close call!
- Cut the top back panel…. huh? Where did all the fabric go?
- Start cutting the bolero pieces… What was I thinking??? Ugh, I’m going to bed!
Next morning I came back to it only to realize that I completely overestimated the amount of fabric I had and I had wasted my precious scrap… (I love the fabric and bought it at a market, so no way to order more).
So, what was I to do?
Only one solution: Ignore all the house chores and play with the pattern and rest of fabric until I figured something out! lol
With some creative cutting I managed to squeeze the bolero bodice pieces and neckband (this one had to be a little shorter and cut in 2 pieces instead of on the fold), but that was it! I didn’t have enough for the top bands nor sleeves.
But yay! At least I had enough to make it work!
That’s how my summer/spring Romy set was born! haha
The top doesn’t have bands. I serged the neckline and armscye edges, folded and stitched. That made the V more like a U, but I’m not mad at it! 😉
The bolero is now sleeveless and omg… how cute is it?
The only difference in the construction is that you hem the armscye before sewing the shoulder seams together.
I love it so much!
It really turned out for the best, because I think that this color goes perfectly well with the sleeveless and I even love the rounded edge of the miss-formed diamond peekaboo! 😉
So from now on, this will be called a hack, instead of an error! 😛
I’ll definitely be making more of these for spring.
*this post contains affiliate links