There is nothing more exciting than finding a remnant in a fabric shop remnant box! The discovery leads to a review of patterns that you have and gets the grey matter working. I must say having a certain amount of fabric reduces the choice factor. The wonderful fabric I recently found was a beautiful white embroidered cotton voile. Not enough for a dress but enough for a top...or so I thought. After finishing the top I found that the front of the top was rather lacking in embroidered motifs! All was not lost. I have a happy knack of holding onto all my leftover scraps from cutting and more times than not I do have a need for them. I cut out as many motifs as I could and sewed them directly onto the front of the top where the empty spots were. I will be hand washing this top and the motifs were quite contained so finishing the edges wasn't necessary. All in all a very comfortable top and a good use of the fabric. Cost factor and wear-ability makes this top a winner.