Another month has come and gone so quickly. At this time last month I started re-watching Sex and the City, now I am almost finished with it. I have gone through 94 episodes in one month, only watching while sewing. Whew! I think next month I may re-watch Friends. We’ll see. Now for the real reason for this post, because you know it wasn’t to discuss Carrie and Mr. Big.
I have had another great stashbusting month with no new fabric purchases! I used 12.5 yards of stash fabric for April, which brings my year to date fabric total to 48.75 yards. I have been sewing like mad these past 4 months. I am on track to have a record sewing year and I am super excited about that. Sew, what did I make this month? It was definitely not keeping with the stashbusting theme of vibrant color, that’s for sure. I really wanted to stay on theme but I have been on this black and white kick that I couldn’t seem to get enough of.
Starting with this past Sunday I made a new pair of pajama pants using my TNT B5153 pattern. I went on a work trip to Chicago and decided that I should have new pj pants to wear. I used 2.75 yards of cotton flannel from Jo-Ann’s that I got on Black Friday in 2013. Total cost for the fabric: $4.79. I love the print because it has owls hidden in it. Look closely and you will find them.
Before that I finished sewing a dress I cut out in March. I also made a non-traditional denim jacket, which I posted a sneak peak of on Instagram, and a chiffon kimono cover up. I have yet to photograph any of those garments or two garments I made way back in February. It has just been too chilly for me to want to go outside in dresses for a photo shoot. Luckily it is supposed to be in the 70’s this weekend, so I will make sure to do it and share all my new lovelies with you.
I did also post a picture of cutting out my corset for my renaissance costume. It and the hoop skirt are cut out and ready to be sewn. I will post reviews for each once they are completed as part of a series for building this costume. I have been putting this project off for far to long now, like 3 years too long. It’s time to take the plunge into the deep end.
The upcoming Stashbusting Sewalong theme for May will be lingerie, hosted by Andrea of Obsessive Creativeness. We will see how I do with this theme. Does my corset count? Also, it is Me Made May. I am going to participate this year. I will wear something me made everyday. I will post daily on Instagram and do a weekly round up here on the blog.