This is a favorite trick in the studio...When working on something with lots of small parts, I like to continue sewing all the pieces without cutting any of the stings in-between. This makes working on multiple projects with tiny parts a snap and saves me from having to make anything twice. (thanks Jessiena)
On a side note, check out that super cute vintage fabric I found at the Thrift the other day. It washed up like a dream.