Scrap Happy June

Scrap of Silk

A friend sent me a pile of scraps, thinking I might be able to do something with them. For June ScrapHappy Day, I am using a scrap of silk from the pile, and a pattern based on Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion – 1.





After cutting, the scrap required a lot of pleating and pressing…




…and stitching…




but the gown was done at last.




…Rose is meeting a friend…




…for a Sunday Stroll in the park.


ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th!



Here are the links for the ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group –  I am a relatively new member, this is my fourth Scrap Happy post – Yay!


Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin(me!) and Vera




33 thoughts on “Scrap Happy June

  1. I love this whole idea, especially for the little doll people. The scraps, the concept, the group, all of it! It’s the definition of old time sewing for family and dolls. Thank you for posting.

  2. Agreeing with Janet, I too love this idea of using scraps. I’ve made so many quilts with scraps passed on by others. It’s a very satisfying “occupation”. Rose and Tamino are most charming in their splendid, beautifully crafted ensembles.

    • Scraps and scraps of scraps…I love finding ways to incorporate them into doll projects, I rarely need to go hunting for materials, they just appear in my workbox! Actually come to think of it, Tamino’s a brocade coat is made from scraps of my wedding dress!

  3. Scraps are treasures when they fall in the right hands. My dear friend, you have most creative eyes, hands and mind, no doubt a welcome addition to the Scrap Happy group, but it’s your giving/sharing heart that defines you. We can see the love you put in every single thing you do and this gem is no exception! Rose is now fit for a Prince.

    • Rose was very happy to stand in for Mamie, and indeed pleased that you like the final effect…she loved finding ways to make the most of these particular scraps! Hitty friends are such good friends!

  4. Quimper Hitty…you are such an inspiration! I don’t think there’s anything you can’t do!!! I just love this!!!❤️

    • Thank you very much – there is lots I can’t do, really, but sometimes it takes a few tries! I have a lot of hand-sewing experience, so that part isn’t daunting. It was fun to try a new pattern!

  5. You have turned that piece of scrap into a very stylish piece of silken beauty and a worthy outfit to wear next to her gentleman friend who will surely turn a few heads himself.

    • Rose was glad to make use of one of the peacock’s offerings, I am sure she will bend her head graciously if she is wearing this ensemble whenever she does run into you!

  6. WOW! Who would ever think that a scrap of material could turn into such a royal gown. Well, truth be told…not many humans could make such magic. It reminds me of the Disney Fairy Godmothers making Cinderella her gown for the ball.

    • I love to swish my magic wand…but I also enjoy the whole creative process from the germ of an idea to the final stitch (or in this case pin!) We all had fun with this one, but I think Rose will be glad to get out of that corset, and into something more contemporary!

    • Prince Tamino’s wig is made from real lambs wool on a starched gauze base…side curls, twisted queue and all. Poor Rose ended up with polyester batting wrapped around white pipecleaners, but she is OK with that, it’s only a temporary indisposition! I bought the clapper from a local gentleman who made it out of Garry Oak wood endemic to this area – I can’t imagine how I ever managed without it!

  7. Rose is very pleased with the outfit and her escort! She is sort of looking forward to getting back to wearing normal clothing soon, though she surely has enjoyed the project!

  8. Wonderful read and photos – my, you are a clever lady! I wonder how Rose and Tamino will keep their wigs safe when they return from the ball – and I was also reminded of a photo or painting I once saw, where the lady a ship’s model on top of the wig – but I’m so glad you spare Rose for that, she might not have been able to dance at the ball.

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