It is basically about being frugal. My mother taught me how to make garments using much less fabric than the pattern calls for. It is a fun challenge and is something I do all the time. I HATE to have tons of left over fabric ... so wasteful.
The funny thing is ... to write this article and to be able to make all the "in progress" samples needed I had to buy LOTS of extra fabric ... sigh.
Here are the patterns and fabrics I chose. Since some of the garment sections will be made of two pieces of fabric cobbled together, I wanted one to have a print to match another one a plaid. AND one needed to be using expensive fabric.
It is possible to sew and save ... just takes a little planning.
I hope my article gives people ideas how to manage with less fabric and figure out a way to "make it work" ... as Tim Gunn would say.
Let me know if you read the article. I am open to any and all comments and criticism ... always trying to improve