Friday, February 15, 2013

Stashbusting Sew-a-long Challenge!

In the past week, I matched up my fabric stash to patterns that I wanted to make. Finding this sew-along challenge was perfect timing. I was on vacation last week for 3 days, but I had appointments everyday of my vacation. I tried to get some sewing in, but I was limited by my dentist appointments. I have a weekly Friday night sewing class, so I am motivated to get some sewing done during the week.

I found a sew along to help us rid ourselves of our fabric stash! How marvelous! I will be updating my post this weekend as I get  more organized.

I, Jennifer,commit to using 12 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I originally said 10, but there are 12 things I want to make.
So I am slowly organizing my plan for 2013 then. 
I did manage to get Tyler’s Monster Truck PJ’s done. I used Simplicity’s 9499 pattern for the pants and for the shirt. My husband bought the iron on transfers and he created the Mcqueen-Mator design. Tyler was SUPER happy with the results. He even wanted to bring his Pj’s for show and tell, after wearing them for 2 straight days. 

This definitely counts towards February's challenge: February: THE LOVE CHALLENGE!


I also completed Cynthia Rowley’s eek, I matched up my fabric stash to aptterns that Simplicity 1783 pants. I goofed a bit in the zipper, but I will fix it. This was the first pair of pants with a fly and zipper that I completed on my own. I was super excited and proud of myself. 

also bought last year the fabric to make the blouse from this pattern. I will be cutting out the fabric tonight at my sewing class, view A with long sleeves.

This past weekend, my husband and I FINALLY made the seam roller. I had a long carton and the fabric to make this for a few months now. I am excited that I can finally start using it to press out my seams. 

This counts toward's January's pledge:

January: Itty Bits! Sew up those remnants left over from another project, use up some of those tiny scraps that you've been long as it's less than a yard of fabric, it counts!

I am waiting on the patterns to come from Kwik-Sew that I ordered during their last pattern sale. Apparently it takes 3 weeks to arrive, my GOD! I have some nice denim I bought on St-Hubert Street last summer. I have been waiting for a good pattern to make Simon some durable work jeans. 

I have a really nice stretchy animal print I bought last fall from fabricville designated for Very easy Vogue 8825, Misses’ Dress. I have owned a few wrap dress and they were my “No-Fail dress!”

During Fabricville’s Black Friday I picked up a really nice orange stretch material. It will be perfect for my New Look 6150 pattern. I will make either view a or b. I have not decided if I want short or long sleeves yet.

I have some more animal print stretch that I plan to use for New Look's 6097

I purchased some synthetic satin for New Look’s 6120. It has a really eye catching floral design. Fabricville was having their buy 1 meter get 2 free sale, so I got 3 meters for $9. I will be able to make a shirt or shirt from the leftovers. I also bought some nice pink material for the sash. I will have plenty left over from the 3 meters to make another dress.

I am not sure which of the 2 satin I will use. I will decide later on:

I purchased a nice deep red satin to go with pattern Cynthia Rowley’s 2406

1 comment:

  1. Your son looks super-cute in his new PJ's. He obviously adores them. great job on your new pants and good luck on your future sewing projects!