Lately I’ve been so ashamed of my fabric stash. It. Is. Out. Of. Control. I mean, there are scraps just busting out of all sides of my shelving system. So, instead of folding it all neatly, I’ve decided that I’m going to sew my stash (or scrap bust) for the month of August. IMG_7264

This week I’m wearing the Lou box top by Sew DIY. It’s a beginner pattern that has a bias tape finish on the neckline, an optional pocket and different options for the bottom of the shirt. I used just under 2 yards of fabric for this project. I cut out a size 10 and had more than enough wearing ease.

I chose a yellow woven fabric that I had from Hobby Lobby and decided to make the curved hem option since this would flatter my shape the most. And I have to be honest, this color really took me by surprise. It can be a tough color to wear sometimes, but this makes for a great transitional style and color for Summer going into Fall.

This is without a doubt a great beginner pattern -but also (obviously) a great scrapbusting project. It’s also a really great project for those moments when you lose your “sewjo” or when you need a quick project to hack. Can’t you tell I’m already thinking of ideas?

I definitely will be making more of these, especially since this is a great silhouette to go from the office and the weekend.


One response to “Scrapbusting Series Part 1: The Lou Box Top”

  1. Johanna Avatar

    This top is so cute Raven. The color is perfect. Nice job. I really need to be sewing from my stash.


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