February Round-up

So very very late in posting, I know!  I didn’t do much of any sewing last month though.  The sewing that I did do didn’t even happen until the very last day of February.  But I did do some and it did stick with my sewing resolutions!  I made two versions of McCall’s 6844.  Everyone has been making such awesome versions of it since it came out last year that I thought I better jump on the tail end of this train.

McCall's 6844

I am not going to post a review on PR because there 48 other reviews and quite frankly it is such an easy pattern there is nothing really to say about it.

McCall's 6844

I did make two versions though.  For the first one I made view C with the peplum out of 2 yards of crepe knit from the stash.  I got it from Fabric Mart in 2012 so I am glad to have used it!

McCall's 6844

The second version is my favorite though!! It is view B.  I used 2 yards of a navy and white striped Hacci sweater knit that I got from Girl Charlee Fabrics back in December, so it is from the stash as well.  This is what I made for #BlueFebruary. I did a hell of a job matching the stripes.

On a side note, if you have not ordered sweater knits from Girl Charlee, you are missing out!  I love this fabric.  It is light weight and super soft.  I cannot wait to order more from them. Too bad I have given up buying fabric for Lent.

I also used 3 1/4 yards of muslin to make Eric a muslin sport coat.  It was a failed attempt! I am terrible at welt pockets.  So I am setting it aside. I cannot say if I will get back to it.  The thought of the amount of work that will go into the whole thing is a bit on the overwhelming side.  This coming from the girl who will hand sew over 4700 pearls on to my next ren faire costume.

With that muslin I used a total of only 7 1/4 yards of stash fabric.  On the plus side nothing new came into the sewing space, so I count last month as a win.

Up next is my March of the Shieldmaiden costume!

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