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Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Recap--what did you sew this month?

February is over and now on to March!  March goes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb...let's hope so as it's cold and I cry uncle!  Enough is enough!

I decided to make a few transitional garments (with a few lingering winter ones as well) just because the below zero wind chills and cold temps are getting really old.

So enough complaining....what did I accomplish in February?  First of all, I put myself on a fabric diet.  I was hoping I had enough will power to sew 15 pieces from my stash before I even considered purchasing anything else....did I do it?  Almost, does that count?  I think I sewed up 7 pieces before I purchased more and four others before that shipment arrived...not sure if that counts, but I tried....

So here is my recap of the month: I felt like my sewing mojo went on vacation but I found it again when I created a Kwik Sew fleece jacket, wow, do I love this pattern!  I hope to see many more of these in my future!

I made three StyleArc patterns but actually it was four as one was a repeat.  Now that I've discovered StyleArc is on Etsy with instant download possibility, I am so hooked!  I have several in my pile ready to go and I can't wait!

I had one wadder and that was a Burda from the winter style magazine.  I really wanted this pattern to work as I think it is super cute but I am blaming my fabric choice as the main culprit.  I do hope to find a perfect fabric to try again. No photo...argh!

I had to make another Coco from Tilly and the Buttons cuz it so cute and easy to wear!  When I wear knit tops/dresses such as this one, I feel like I am wearing pajamas all day but still feel cute and stylish.  How awesome is that!  I'll be making more!

I think my favorite garment this month was the Donna Koran jacket.  My non-sewing friends think I am crazy when I talk about how much fun I had creating a garment but this one really was FUN!  I think you seamstresses out there know what I mean!

I hope to make more spring garments the month of March.  What are you sewing?  How do you manage your stash?  I'd love to know!


  1. I don't have a problem with stashing (OBVIOUSLY! - haha!) but I do feel like I need to hold back at times.

    I love your February garments!! The jackets are of course my faves :) I saw your Burda wadder :( I think it's the fabric weight. Something lightweight would probably work really well.

    1. I agree with you Nakisha, that fabric was just too heavy for the top. I wish it would have worked!

  2. I am so impressed with the garments you finish each month. I am lucky to finish one a week, sometimes one a month! Needless to say my fabric and pattern stash just keeps growing, as does my list of things I want to make. So in my case the stash is totally out of control !!

    1. I get it cathy! my stash seems to multiply like a rabbit!

  3. I think my favourite is the last one - and it does look fun to make and fun to wear :)

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz, that is one of my favorites!