I mentioned Fab Scrap in a previous post and I’m mentioning them here again! I love what they are doing. Taking fabric that would normally end up in the landfill and providing it for me and you for purchase.
I bought a cool yard pack awhile ago and there was an awesome striped fabric in there. I’ve been seeing a bib dress all over Pinterest and that striped fabric would be perfect. When I unfolded the fabric to see how much was there, I realized the fabric wasn’t just striped. It was more of a patchwork kind of pattern. Oops! Never make plans until you thoroughly check your fabric! I was still adamant about doing the bib dress. There was plenty of large squares of design that I could work with.
I cut the squares of fabric apart and started laying them out to try to figure out what could be the bib, skirt, sleeves and where I was missing fabric. I had navy yardage also from Fab Scrap that would match well with the patchwork. I used it to fill in any holes.
Pretty much the dress equates to three rectangles; two for each sleeve and one for the body. From this pic, you can see the one for the sleeve. You can also spy where I added in the navy fabric.
The back bib is made from two pieces that had diagonal lines that I so carefully matched together. This mirrored the front piece and I was so chuffed at how well I got it to line up.
You can see the dress is not fitted. It’s loose and so comfortable. I did add elastic on the sides to take in a bit of the girth. The elastic is only in the area where the pattern is. It was an easy way to ensure I got the same gathering on both sides.
So the dress didn’t turn out like my original plan, but I think we got to a happy place. I end up wearing it, if not once a week, every other week. I think it’ll look awesome with boots!