Ottobre jumper, but I can't remember what issue now. Cordoroys are from Joann's, jumper is a 128 width, made with no seam allowances and a 134 length. Barring my own cutting errors, it went together just fine.
I finally finished up Archie's face, although I'm not entirely happy with it. Olive and Archie are part of Katie's birthday present, and I'll hopefully add in a few accessories. Olive turned out quite a lot cuter than Archie I'm afraid.
Bought last night as my birthday present to myself, 3 yards of toasty brown velour, 3 yards of chocolate brown velour, 2 yards of charcoal interlock, 1 yard of heather ross campers, 2 yards of blue zazu & a 2 yard cut of Amy Butler's Nigella to make the Sophie carryall, plus a fat q of a coordinate, and the cording to cover.
I (well my late husband really I suppose) have a new nephew. Aaron Fischer arrived yesterday and is a fat squishy baby. A baby-related sew and show shall likely be up within the week.
I've met my goal of getting a calendar (using the hipster pda linked in another post) together, and have decided that I'll do a full workout first thing when I get up each morning and a PM yoga routine right before bed.
The long last part is entirely my fault. The pattern went together very well, barring the bottom being a bit finicky.
My back body seam split as i was stuffing her, so she has a lovely sash to accent her green and brown dress. Hair and shoes are wool blend felt, dress is assorted scraps from the fabric stash. Archie is cut out, and both will be part of Katie's birthday present this year.
The spotty child (she has a mild case of chicken pox) wanted something new today. I had a day free of work, so spent much of the afternoon sewing. Finished: 4 pairs of leggings, 2 hooded tunics.
Both patterns are from the winter Ottobre. I did find that the leggings could use an extra inch in leg length, but no other problems. Fleece was something on clearance at Joann's a while ago (the summer before last?) and the leggings & hood lining are a Baby Nay print, and are not fun to work with, to be entirely honest. I also made a pair of vertically striped leggings to match this top as well, but I'm not so pleased with them.
The pink & purple set is fabrics from a co-op of Baby Lulu, and again, they're thin and wiggly knits. I'm surprised they turned out as well as they did.
From Last Minute Patchwork Gifts, the elephant designed by Hilary at https://www.weewonderfuls.typepad.com. She went together very quickly, with no problems at all. I really must get better with the typepad software and the whole integrating the images in well...
Pattern was from Craftapple and went together flawlessly. I was a bit surprised by the length of time it took me, but it's possible that I was just tired and moving slowly.
Fabrics are Michael Miller cupcakes and coordinating blossom dot. The inner is white cotton duck picked up at the local sprawl-mart. The pattern called for decorator weight fabric, but the quilting weight cotton appears to have worked adequately.
The kids spend Saturday and Sunday night with Grandma, so I was rather productive. The break was lovely, and direly needed. Some of this is the result of this weekend, and some last week.
Owen with his new "bobot" made with the Wee Wonderfuls pattern. He is, as you can see, very pleased. Please excuse the oversized tee shirt and hair direly in need of a cut. Fabrics are random bits from around the house, plus some wool felt and a few buttons. This was a quick project, and done in an evening.
Another Amy Butler Swing bag, this one in a striped twill. With a few tweaks, this is a super fast pattern. This bag direly needs something...possibly a little felt bluebird applique. So far, my favorite of these is the loudest print. I think the bag is so simple it needs fabric with some life.
An Amy Butler frenchy bag, in the handbag size. (Why yes, I did just get in on an Amy Butler pattern co-op. Why do you ask?). This was quick and fun, and much more something I'd carry regularly. It has pockets and a snap too. I'd like to do the shoulder bag size sometime soon.
It's a very large pear, made from a craftster tutorial. I don't have a printer hooked up at the moment, so I traced without resizing from the laptop screen. This might not have been the best idea, given that it's oh...10 inches high? It's cute though.
I also made a Barcelona skirt, but still have to hem it. It fits beautifully and went together flawlessly.