The Stash Game is in its final days!
Here’s how last week shook out:
There weren’t as many weekly submissions for week three as there were for week two. I don’t know if people forgot to get their numbers in, or if they are just keeping their totals secret until the end of the month…
This is the first game where we’ve kept yardage separate from point totals, and we’ve simplified the rules tremendously. It’ll be interesting to see how the game totals end up.
If you’re sewing, remember, you have until Midnight in your timezone on the 28th to get those items done! Make sure you grab those Monthly Challenge and Christmas Challenge bonuses this month for an additional 5 points each!
How’s your sewing going this month?
I’m in a shopping kind of mood.
Fabric.com has Amy Butler fabrics on sale this weekend.
Ooh! The Forget Me Not comes in voile! Maybe a lightweight skirt or top for summer?
I love the colors in the Gypsy Caravan line. I wish Spring would hurry up and get here, I’m so over cold and snow. Think a charm pack would give be enough for a patchy skirt?
I should stop now, before I also add all of these to my cart…
But really, wouldn’t they be great for sewing room accessories? Machine covers, pin cushions, a little bag for sewing on the go? What would you make?
You can still get an additional 30% off clearance fabrics with the coupon code posted on their site!
Are you sewing this weekend? What are you making?
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A quick pattern review for you today. :)
When I went to cut this pattern out, I realized it needs 2 cuts of the front piece for the crossover. However, there wasn’t enough of the fabric I wanted to use to cut two. Instead of making a mock crossover and attaching the binding of the top layer to the mock bottom layer, I opted to eliminate the neck binding and just use the extended front shoulder on both the left and right.
The fabric is a Fresh Produce french terry knit that I dyed bubblegum pink last summer. It came as a white-on-white print and dyed wonderfully.
I normally make a size 146 for my daughter and did that in this top. It seems this pattern runs a little small. The sleeves are just barely long enough. I omitted the elastic gathering at the sides because I didn’t want it to be any shorter in the body. With the current sizing, this top will only get a handful of wearings before it is retired. Good thing Spring is supposed to come in a couple months!
All the pieces lined up easily, and making the change to use one piece in the front was simple enough. It’s a pattern worth making again, just in a bigger size. I’m leaning towards making the front so it only looks like two layers. My daughter’s school is pretty warm and she really doesn’t need the extra layer.
Size – It seems to run a little small.
Design – Good, everything matched up where it was supposed to.
Make it again? – Yes, but size up.
Just a bit of time left for those sewing in my timezone for the first week of the February Stash Game!
Hopefully those of you who are playing are doing better than I am. I managed to finish this, though –
I haven’t washed it since I finished it, so the lettuce edge is going to curl more once it runs through the laundry, but I’ll let my sister do that.
How are you doing? Sewing up a storm? If you’re just stopping in, feel free to join, you can just start wherever you are. :) Here’s a link to more info in the forum.
I’ve been working on the forums lately, and making bad faces at my embroidery machine as I tried to get this applique to stitch out nicely.
This one’s still not perfect, but after multiple stitch-outs, I’m calling it good. I’d also like to get it in the mail to my niece while it might still fit her. :)
So, today’s question – turn under and hem the sleeves and bottom or lettuce edge them?