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What to do with a yard of linen?

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    Enbee @Enbee

    Since I mostly sew for my 2 year old son, I buy a lot of remnants, often without a purpose in mind. I picked up a full yard (54″ width) of 100% linen – relatively heavyweight, and black. Any suggestions about what to do with it, either for him or for me?

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    For him a sketchbook shirt! One yard will make a short sleeve up to a size three easily.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    @enbee what about Art museum trousers? Because it is a wider fabric, you could easily get a pair of these from a yard.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I’d second the Art Museum trousers idea, but…
    You could almost certainly squeeze a City Stroll skirt onto a 1m cut of linen. Just sayin… It’s yours. 🙂

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I was just thinking the same thing, @lightningmcstitch! We need to stop this!

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    Enbee @Enbee

    Thanks, everybody!

    I *just* made him a black sketchbook shirt, but it’s short-sleeved. So I might see if I can fit a long-sleeved one. I was thinking pants, and I’ve been meaning to sew the Art Museum trousers anyway, so that’s the way I’m leaning.
    @lightningmcstitch, @liesl – hah! Thanks! If I could get an Everyday skirt out of it, I probably would steal it for myself.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    You should try it @enbee you might be surprised. This is a 1m cut and as you can see it wasn’t even square.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’ve done it, too. I think you might be able to squeeze it in if you’re determined!

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    Enbee @Enbee

    Just to be clear, you’re saying I can squeeze the City Stroll skirt, not the Everyday skirt, right? I’ll give it some thought – I’m not a big skirt wearer, and I like the look of the Everyday skirt a little better, but then that’s the beauty of buying remnants – I’m not risking much!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Yep, the City Stroll skirt.
    The Everyday Skirt is fuller and therefore more fabric hungry.

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