I'm not so sure about this blouse, so I'm making it as a 'wearable muslin' first, using the blue floral fabric to the right. (It only cost $1.50 a yard!) This has gathers under the yoke, and I'm not sure how that will look on me. It's a fun pattern, though--you get to mix and match and play "Project Runway" with it. I'm doing the yolk with the inset, no ruffle on the hem and the 3/4 sleeves with the flounce. I'm curious to see how it comes out!
In the second photo is my cheap-o circle cutter. I was in Michael's a while back and they had this contraption where you fit a piece of fabric between two disks, then cut around them to make circles for yo-yos. I was already spending too much money there, and I thought this was such a simple concept that I could probably duplicate it.
So the other day, my husband finished up a container of oatmeal. I was about to throw it out when I thought...a-ha!
Basically, you just put the fabric on top, pop on the lid and cut around the edge. You get a 4 1/2 inch circle--which makes about a 2 inch yo-yo. And the best part is, you can store the yo-yos in the box!
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