Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monthly Roundup: November 2013

I can't believe 2013 is flying by so fast! November is always a crazy month, leading in to the holiday season, and this one was no exception. It was a good month though, and I did get quite a few things done.

I sewed:
1) Lolita Spearmint for me
2) Go To Patterns Tree Climbing Trousers for Duncan
3) Johnnie B Good shirt for Duncan
4) Sewaholic Renfrew for me
5) Ottobre 06/2008-17 coat for Myra
6) Simplicity 8170 nightgown for Myra
7) Sewaholic Renfrew sweater for me
8) Jalie 2908 jeans for me
9) Ottobre 02/2007-3 tee for me
10) Kitschy Coo Panelled Pinafore Tunic for me
11) Kitschy Coo Panelled Pinafore Tunic for Myra

I made a total of 11 garments, although several of them are still in the pattern testing phase, so I can't show them to you yet. Soon, soon! And you'll love them!! I sewed 24.5 yards this month and only purchased 11.5. Woo hoo!! I'm still cleaning out the stash, so I also culled out 22 yards to donate. I was gifted a large amount of fabric by a friend, but I haven't yet had a chance to sort through it all. It won't all stay, but most of it is really lovely. Without including the gifted fabric I haven't measured yet, my yearly totals are 329 yards in and 335 yards out. Pretty close to even! However, since we'll be moving in 6 months, I need to get a little more aggressive about sewing up what I have, so I don't need to move it all. Fabric is heavy!

December is generally devoted to holiday projects, but I'm actually not doing much holiday crafting. Of course, I say that every year... I do plan to make Myra and her cousin Emma a couple of matching winter themed nightgowns. Myra saw some pink print penguin interlock when I was browsing Nature's Fabrics and asked me if I would make them to match.
I also need to finish my outfit for the Grunge Sew Along. I just need to put together my flannel shirt. It's all cut out and ready to go.
Of course, there is Green December to have fun with as well! My flannel shirt has green in it, so I'll be coving both bases with that, but I also have several other green projects in my head. We'll see how many of them I get to.

We'll be out of town for the last 10 days of the month, so it will probably get a little bit quieter around here. I hope you all have a restful and enjoyable December. I can't wait to see what you are sewing!


  1. OMG you are moving? Where are you moving to? You are right--fabric is heavy!!!

  2. We are! Mitch has a job waiting in Tennessee, and we'll be moving there next June. Lots of time to get ready!

  3. Moving again! You're a busy mama! At least it's a good impetus to clean out, I've found.

  4. I am always so amazed at how much sewing you get done each month! And moving to Tennessee... that's quite a change!

  5. You sew a lot every month and it's fun to watch as you do but unless you stop buying, give a lot of that away or start having your friends give me those wonderful gifts of fabric (notice how I worked that one in! LOL!) you're gonna be moving a lot of it. So I'm volunteering to help you out by taking the fabric gifts, okay?!

  6. That's what friends are for! To take our overflowing stashes and make them overflow even more, right? LOL!