Day 286. 79 days and $81 left to go.

My Friday piece is all about the excess!  I'm going with leftovers today!  Anyone remember this lovely piece from Day 275?? Day 286 - Before

This was the lovely top that was made...

Day 275 - After

...and these were my leftovers...

Layout leftovers

The second half of the dress was my doggie bag today.  What to do with these leftovers?  There was a lot of fabric left and right off the bat, my head was going in one direction.  Maybe it was because I woke up sweating this morning (I love nights where I forget to turn the fans on) or that I looked at the strapless bra that was sitting on the floor of my bedroom when I got up today?  Whatever it was, I was going to make this another top...a strapless one.  I didn't have a whole lot of time this am before work to prep, so I quickly gave the top of the piece a new seam.

Layout leftovers

Next, I was trying to figure out if I wanted ribbon straps or something cute to hold it up, but ended up going the vintage brooch route.

I pulled up my newly seamed fabric in place to where I wanted it and then pinned the brooch.

Adding the flair!!

I gathered the material to the perfect fit and pinned down.

Pinning down!!

This was just the quick and easy fix that was going to allow me to jet out the door at 8:23 this am. (I have my cutoff time down to the exact minute to get to work exactly on time...)

I took a belt and belted the top at my waist...

Day 286 - After

...and did a little bit of ungathering to give it some flounce.

ECU!! (Extreme Close Up!!)

I must say...for the amount of time this took and the usage of the excess material in construction, it was just the thing to get me started on my way to a complete non-stress Friday!  Ooh and did I mention that I saved a bit of moolah too?? Woo hoo - this was a total savvy Friday in my book!

TGIF!  Happy weekend friends:)