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Throwback Thursday: Jasper Surprise!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today we’re talking sweater dress with a surprise:

Pattern:  Paprika Patterns’ Jasper, which I was lucky enough to obtain from a Perfect Pattern Parcel.  (Remember those?  So awesome!  I still regret not buying the boys one…it had the Knight Hoodie in it!  Alas, I did not know I’d have a boy then…)

Completed:  January 2016 (I only remember this because I got it done the day before, maybe day of, my cousin’s baby shower!)

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I decided not to wear makeup (OK, fine, I put a little lip gloss on…) for this blog post, but I did brush my hair.  :P  I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, so I find the prettifying process the biggest hindrance I face (ha!) when it comes to actually getting photos of my makes taken.  I decided to not give a f*ck for today’s post!  :)  Shout out to breastfeeding for the nice skin.  I’m scared to quit you.

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A Tale of Three Whistlers, or Goldilocks is Never Satisfied

Before Thanksgiving (uh, yeah, I’m talking 3 months or so ago…) I was in a real sewing rut.  There was not much I was excited about sewing-wise.  And then, hark:  I noticed a really interesting PDF pattern that was coming out soon in a random sewing group I’m in on Facebook.

A bit of time went by and something tripped my memory about the pattern and I went searching for it again…a bit of hunting uncovered that it was the Love Notions Whistler and it had just been released!  I jumped on the intro discount.

In fairly quick succession, I managed to make not just one…but THREE Whistler tunics.

Love Notions Whister

Love Notions Whister

Love Notions Whister

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February Plans: Part Two

I shared my selfish sewing plans for the UFO retreat I’m attending, and now here are my unselfish sewing plans (minus a few which are surprises).

Speaking of UFOs:  today’s the last day to vote in the PR UFO contest.  I would be over the moon if you’d consider voting for my Christmas Quilt!

UFO Contest 2017

And now for the rest of my sewing plans…first up, what I plan to make for my sweet boy:  CHEEKS!  He’s good clothing-wise for the rest of winter and Wisconsin spring (which is all of like 3 weeks long), but needs some more stuff for Summer.

Here are my planned makes!  Links to fabric included, if they are still available.

Brindille & Twig 023: Cuff Shorts

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Summer Plans

I have all of these sewing wants and needs rolling around in the noggin, so I thought it would be helpful to just lay ’em out here.

But first, speaking of rolling things around in the noggin, I find myself “in my head” a lot; sometimes I think about things so much that I think I’ve spoken aloud about them to people (particularly, Mr. 5.  Apparently I do expect him to mind read).

This same introspection hinders my sewing greatly.  I think TOO much and do not act enough.  Part of it is being tired at the end of the weekday or busy on the weekend, but the other part is that I mull things to death (hullo, Master Procrastinator here) and then no work gets done on the pattern adjusting, fabric cutting, and most importantly:  the sewing.

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The Julia Cardi

Hate is a strong word, but I’m going to use it rapaciously here and reiterate:  I hate printing and taping together PDF patterns.  I hate it more than I hate tracing patterns, adjusting the fit of patterns, or cutting my fabric.  I hate figuring out how to store them, and I hate how bulky they are in general.  Dealing with PDF patterns is the lowliest of low tasks in my sewing world.

But every once in a while I see something I just want to make that only comes as a PDF, drudgery be damned.  DAMNED, I say!

And that’s where Julia came in.

Julie Cardigan

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