What Happened to January AND February? !

28 Feb

It has certainly been too long since my last post but I promise it’s not for lack of sewing. I have been a busy bee!
I finally got myself a Renfrew during that fabulous birthday sale she had going on up there. Thank you Sewaholic, I’m not sure how I managed to survive this long without this pattern. I will be making a billion of these. Here’s my first one, I love it!  


I got an itch to purchase a high waisted swimsuit and decided to cut up a suit I already had instead. It’s way more flattering on my short torso than the original suit, I feel it is modest enough for me to feel comfortable and my husband approves. Win win win. I love the way it turned out! And I am excited for this negative degree weather to start hiking back up so Spring can come and then turn to Summer so I can take this baby for a swim. 


I’ve been slowly working on reorganizing my sewing room. I made a better work flow station, added a TV for Netflix and music (amazing addition! I’m currently working my way through Parenthood and it’s the best.show.ever) and added these organizers behind my machine to help organize my current projects. I love that I have a few clear pockets right in view to hold my booklets, measurements, and phone. It’s pretty daggon amazing, actually.




I am also trying to figure out what to do with my abundance of polyester. I have a closet full of fabrics I can’t get rid of but I probably won’t sew into wearable garments. I am finding that I enjoy the feel of fabrics and I put that above pattern If it’s not comfortable, I won’t wear it…even if it’s a really cool retro floral.
Over the holidays I won a pattern from The Brooklyn Pattern Company.  It’s adorable. I worked with some vintage cotton and an old men’s button up to make one for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. I haven’t gotten a final picture of it yet, but here’s a sneak peak.


To top it off I have altered a few of my spring wardrobe pieces and added an eyelet white peasant style top sewn from my stash and a vintage pattern. Pictures in the future.
There are a million more things I want to share but I think I’ll end here for now.

I really do hope to keep the blog more updated as I go along especially with how much of my wardrobe is becoming me made!


6 Responses to “What Happened to January AND February? !”

  1. Katy February 28, 2015 at 3:36 am #

    Hiya, just came across your blog in my feed. Your sewing area looks great! Where did you get those plastic pocket organiser thingies? Nice Renfrew too, I’m yet to make one myself! Cheers


    • sew20something February 28, 2015 at 3:39 am #

      Thanks Katy! The hanging organization is from a company called 31gifts. I got them years ago and just had the aha moment of moving them up into my sewing room 🙂 not sure if they still sell them, though! The renfrew was so much fun to sew up! Let me know when you make one I’d love to see!


  2. springystitches February 28, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    Your Renfrew is gorgeous! Another pattern to add to my ‘To Do’ list…


  3. Thimberlina March 2, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    The your floral renfrew…the first of many, you’ll be hooked now like the rest of us 😀


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