Still working on blogging things from the February sewing retreat! This is the last of what I made for me, but there are a few Summery items for Cheeks left. I’m really workin’ on stretchin’ this all out!
Momentum is a funny thing; sometimes you’re on a roll and then…BAM! Stopped. Stuck in the mud. Or your head. Or whatever. I swear I posted a week or two ago last, but it has been almost THREE! Such a lollygagger. I haven’t gotten a ton of sewing done in that time, but I still have many garments to photograph and blog from February and March plus some oldies for Throwback Thursday.
That said, life has been a little busy, and I’ll use that as my excuse. We’re currently looking for a bigger home and readying our own house for sale. The real estate market here (and many places, per the many nationwide articles I’ve read) is pretty much insane at the moment: so little inventory, such high prices, very much a seller’s market. It’ll bode well when it comes time for us to sell our sweet little starter home, but this end is just a tad frustrating. We’ve been looking since late February and we are persisting because quickly selling our home is very attractive with a toddler around.
Speaking of a toddlers, I managed to make Cheeks some stuff for Easter. :D All three pieces are part of McCall’s 6873.
I’ve been gravitating in a different direction style-wise for a while now. I can’t put my finger on the impetus, baby is certainly a factor, but I have begun to go bonkers over the Tilton Sisters and what I think of as art-teacher-chic. My birthday dress was one of theirs, and when I saw Vogue 8817 I had to have it.
It wasn’t a new release, just one that hadn’t caught my eye before. The colorblocking…the flowing silhouette, the opportunity to really play with fabric: YES. Continue reading “Disappointment in Tunic form (plus leggings)”
Before I begin, I’m just a wee bit excited to share that I was featured as the “Member in Focus” on Pattern Review’s blog yesterday; such a great honor! I love the PR community and really treasure it as my online sewing home.
Also, this happens to be my 200th blog post! Wheee!
I’ve recently been culling my photo collection, mostly brought on by the fact that I seem to take 500+ every month now that I am a Mamarazzi (get it? Paparazzi?) and in doing so, found a ton of past project photos that just never made it to the blog!
I may not be able to share a lot about pattern or fit with some of them, but thought it would be fun to share regardless. First up:
Pattern: Vogue 8962
Completed: Not sure exactly, but it was photographed November 2014.
So, this pattern is OOP now, and McCall’s JUST finished up an OOP sale. At the end of this post, you might be thinking: “Shit, I really like this, but I’m not paying $25 for this pattern. Why are you doing this to me?!” Well, I guess you’re gonna have to keep thinking that, ’cause I swore up and down that it was re-released as a See & Sew (Butterick), but cannot find it for the life of me. Which likely means it does not exist…sorrrrry.
Happy March! It came in like a lion here with a crazy thunderstorm with torrential rain followed by snowfall all the next day. You be crazy, Mother Nature. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled sewing blog…
I heart me some Jalie. I think that is apparent from all of the Jalie I’ve sewn up and there’s more yet to come! The first time I used this pattern was the racerback version for a combination dress and swim cover up for our honeymoon back in 2014, which I never blogged. It took me another three years to realize just how fabulous it is in the raglan version…