The other problem with my hobby supplies is that they must fit in 2 cars, along with our clothes and 2 cats. My poor husband is used to not having much room for his stuff! SO, I am thinking over what I really want to do and make for the next months.
SEWING--I want to keep working through the "Pattern Magic for Stretch Fabrics" book that I am enjoying so much
The stretch fabrics for that don't take up a lot of room IF I plan to make the items just for my half-scale model. Though she is half as long in the body, the fabric needed is only 1/8th as much and usually just scraps suffice. However I wonder if I am missing something by not enlarging the pattern and making it for myself as I've done in the past???
Here's an experiment with my last creation from the book making it for the model only. It is called "Peas in a Pod B" and like the A version is made from 2 identical pattern pieces, but with one twice as large as the other. In this case the pattern was 2 T shapes put on the fold.
Here are my pattern pieces and how it looks put together. The bigger piece is gathered up to fit the smaller one, different straight portions become the arms, bodice and neckline, and looks like this.
And here is my model's verion----It was really amazing how it all fit together!