Sewing

wip it good

November 21, 2014

I thought I’d pop in and share a bit of what I’ve been working on lately. First up, I’ve got a new pattern by Anna Maria Horner in queue. It’s a really neat pieced circle skirt that I can’t wait to make! I think the yardage charts might be wrong though because I could only fit 7 of my 8 blue panels on the recommended fabric no matter which way I tried. I’m not super upset about it though because that just means I have a real excuse to BUY MORE FABRIC! Ha! …Ew, and maybe a new ironing board cover while I’m at it.

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Speaking of fabric, I just bought some sweatshirt fleece to make another new pattern that was just released by April Rhodes. She’s doing a blog tour to promote it so I’ll be back on December 1st to share my version!

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Wednesday the 19th was my birthday (I am now officially in my early late twenties lol …27) and I kinda splurged and bought a really fantastic present: a king sized bed (Amazon Prime is AMAZING)! Who am I kidding, it’s more for Lucille than for us because that little pig hound hogged 82% of our old Full sized one. I’ve pretty much been working from bed since Wednesday, which is awful for my wrists, but can you blame me?!

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Since I released my Deerly Beloved gift wrap on the 14th, I’ve already sold a few rolls! I’m so excited, you all are amazing!! I’m working on coordinating print-at-home greeting cards and gift tags to match, but getting the colors to translate well through a basic ink jet printer has proven to be a challenge. I really wanted to release them by Thanksgiving but I wont if the colors look …meh. I’m remaining hopeful, and I WILL work something out whether I release them as a perfect match for the wrapping paper or not. We shall see.

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This is the look Lucille gives me when I’m shopping for more fabric to finish my pieced circle skirt and I stumble onto some ridiculous (ridiculously amazing) Aztec print Winterfleece. Don’t judge me Lucille, I NEED an Aztec fleece cocoon coat sweater wrap thing!

Oh, and all Hell most have frozen over because I bought a pattern to make leggings. ME! The girl who hates knits for no particular reason beyond I just plain love wovens. There are lots of legging pattern options out there but I found myself on Burda Style, browsing around as you do, and there was a sloper pattern for leggings at a great price for a knit-fabrics-noob.

I’ve been trying to think of sewing projects as whole outfits lately because I’ve made so many things in the past that don’t go with anything else. Which is why I bought the leggings, and also this twisted turtleneck dress with this cocoon wrap coat pattern. That’s a pretty nice, well-rounded outfit I think.

Now, how am I going to build that outfit out around this fantastic Aztec fleece?!

xo
Rochelle