Month In Review – April 2015

I swear it hasn’t been a whole month since I wrote a roundup post for March. But the calendar begs to differ, and I try not to get into arguments with inanimate objects, so I’ll quit swearing. Life has been a frenzy this month as we are very actively house hunting. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every single house on the market on our island in the last month in a $400,000 range. (I’m really not exaggerating). It takes a lot of time. We’re getting discouraged. But! Spring is here and life is good. And the fact that this is our biggest problem right now means that we are in a great place in our lives.

contrast collar on butterick 4309 vintage dress

I added a few fun items to my wardrobe. My definite favorite is my Spring for Farm Animals dress as the novelty print was so silly and inspiring and the dress is both comfy and flattering. I sewed a great wool jersey dress from a vintage pattern that it’s too warm to wear now, but will definitely be a favorite come fall again. My red Hetty Cardigan is already a wardrobe staple (and I still can’t believe it took me this many years to get around to knitting it!). I did sew a total flop with a red plaid bruyere, and I will admit that I’m still a little down on the fact it didn’t turn out. Oh well.

swivel hook clasp options

I wrote a couple of tutorials – how to cut perfect fabric circles and how to install detachable swivel hooks. They were meant to compliment a tutorial that I had up on SewMamaSew for a miniature duffel bag purse and I’ve carried that purse every single day since I finished sewing it.


I continued to explore myself in my #IAmAWIP series with some introspection on I Am A List Maker, I Am A Knitter, I Am Shy and I Am Colorful. I continue to appreciate reading comments from y’all about how similar or different you are from me!

conifer skirt photoshoot 2

Of course my big excitement for the month was the release of my Conifer Skirt pattern in print and pdf! My next pattern is almost ready to go to testers, so if you like pattern testing, make sure you’re signed up to be a pattern tester.

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