February Round Up

Wow, once again another month has just flown by.  Whatever happened to the days when we were younger and the days and months just felt like they dragged on forever.  What I wouldn’t give to feel that way again.  Now it seems like I blink and another month has past.  I have so many topics I want to post on, but I keep pushing them off resulting in only writing up my monthly reviews.  Bad blogger, bad!!  I will try to get better for March.  I promise.

I did do a little bit of sewing this past month resulting in me using 12.75yds of stash fabric!  First I made two Wild Kratts Creature Power suits for my nephews. I used 1 yard of black fleece that I bought on Black Friday for this purpose.

I also made myself two pairs of pajaMusings of a Seamstressma pants using B5153, my go to pajama pattern.  I used 3 yards for each pair.  That is six yards of stash flannel gone! Woohoo!  While it is not red, to keep with February’s Stashbusting theme, I think pink is close enough.  Also,  I think I am going to count both of these as my ugliest fabrics.  I liked them when I bought them, but after getting them home they just seemed like too much for pajama pants.  What’s worse is I still have more of the houndstooth one because I was intending it for a top and bottoms.  Now, I cannot even begin to imagine how crazy I would look covered in pink and black houndstooth.

Musings of a Seamstress

I did also get the lining for Eric’s Albion coat, using another 4.5 yards.  I still haven’t finished it though.  All I have left to do is attach the lining and sew on the toggles.  So close to being done.  I need to finish it this week, end of story.

I only made one impulse fabric purchase this past month. Woohoo!  I was killing time at Jo-Ann’s while Eric was getting his hair cut and stumbled upon this black and cream peach skin.  I saw it and touched it and walked away muttering that I didn’t need it.  Then I kept thinking about it and decided I was lying to myself and went back for it.  I am glad I did because there was only 2.25yds left.  I got it all and I know exactly what I will be making with it, another version of Simplicity 1280 with the crossover and sleeves.  Even with that purchase my stash is still down 10.5 yards this month, so I will count that as a win.

For March I have some big plans!  I want to make a couple of quick tops for myself, finish up some alterations and UFO’s, and make the chemise and corset for my next renaissance costume.  I have been putting this costume off for far too long and it is time to get going on it.  I also want to write a tutorial for the Wild Kratts costume I made since I could not find any descent ones I liked.

What are you planning for March?

 

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