What could you do with scraps?

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I like very much showcases that make you literally jump onto your sewing machine!!!

Here is one, from a comment I just post on Facebook, while following one of my (numerous) Facebook groups.

The question is:

“I’m looking for inspiration. My mother just gave me this stack of old napkins from a restaurant. What can I do with this? (nos bags or cushions please). Thank you for your help”.

Mado Audray from Facebook group “Passion couture, idées et partage”

Here are Mado scraps

My suggestion:

“I’d try something like this for this summer!”

A vertical strips summer dress

Here is a very nice showcase for recycling fabrics. Mado’s scraps have thick strips with block colours, thus a summer dress is best.

As the strips are used in several directions: in the bias for the top, vertical for the ruffled skirt and horizontal for the hem, nobody will think you just used old napkins (indeed!).

No need to line it.

A zipper in the back and a button at the neck, nothing hard to make!

If you are more busty, you will need bust darts that you can set during a fitting. Take care to make them symmetrical!


What do you think of this scrap recycling? Please use the comment box down this page to send me your answer, Thank you.

See you soon,

All the best,



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