Tonight was declared cutting night. I had my blue/grey plaid on my mind and I couldn't shake it loose. (Mom brought me some wool plaid from her trip to Oregon this fall). So, off to the cutting table we went.
Having finished cutting my skirt, I was left with quite a lot of very pretty plaid. Not - with the grey - a color I want to wear near my face, so not an option to use as a vest, even if my scrap drawers weren't bulging. But! My daughter looks amazing in grey and aqua... and I had a dress pattern that I'd altered for her in the fall and that I thought there just might be enough fabric for. There was! So ... she'll have a dear little dress, and I'll have a matching skirt. (They don't match at *all* in style, only in fabric).
I usually have leftover fabric, what with being fond of long full skirts, so having a pattern or two in my inventory that can make use of the scraps - when appropriate - is a money saver and prevents waste. (I hate looking at the trashcan after cutting time, and I just don't have the space to keep more than a few drawers of scraps).
What did I do with my projects? I put them in big ziploc bags and toss them into my closet to be sewn up at a later date. A fair few casual dresses belonging to my daughter are still in there, waiting for Mama to decide that her little girl needs to wear tinkerbell.
Here's what that looks like:
Lining, fabric, zipper, hem tape and pattern. All ready to go. :) (The bright turquoise is the lining).
A resolution: Not to sew anything for my wardrobe that I don't truly love.