Month in Review – February 2015

chambray bruyere blouse 2

I did a bit of sewing for myself this month with my chambray Bruyere blouse. I like the blouse, and I’m very thankful for the styling tips that people shared since I was finding the chambray a challenge. I’ve since made a minor (but sparkly) change, and I’m excited to share that soon :) I also updated an old Archer blouse and it has definitely been getting a lot more wear since the update!

MonsterWear Hat and Mittens

February saw the release of my Monster Wear hat and mittens pattern (yay!), shared the fun backstory behind the pattern, and a few sewalong posts to go with it. (The rest are coming soon!). I shared the awesome creations of my pattern testers, how to select fabric for the pattern, and how to select a size for the pattern. I wrote a tutorial – 10 Tips for Sewing with Faux Fur – that’s helpful for the Monster Wear patterns and all sorts of other sewing occasions!

grandma smail

I’ve continued my exploration of #IAmAWIP and wrote about how I Am Smiley, I am Feminine, I Am a Blogger, and I Am a Granddaughter. I really appreciate how people have chimed in with their own stories and connections.

nanny sheila's sewing tin 2

My husband’s grandmother Nanny Sheila passed away this month and I inherited her sewing tin and shared a blog post about it. Her passing also inspired my to examine how I have had 5 different grandmothers leave behind an impact on who I am as a person and who I am as a seamstress.

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  1. Thank goodness for month in review! i missed your make of Bruyere the first time around. Seeing it in this post saved my bacon! i’ve been on the lookout for a good basic-but-not-boring blouse pattern for a few months now. I wanted something that could accommodate bosoms as well as a bit of a waist and which could tolerate lengthening, various hem treatments, different sleeve lengths…

    …i saw your chambray version here while eating breakfast. I called over to Stone Mountain and had them hold me a copy – I had one in my hot little hands in time for lunch :) First up – some white linen from the stash, here’s hoping i look as nonchalantly chic as do you!

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      Yay! So glad that I could be a source of inspiration! I’m definitely planning on making some more bruyeres (eventually) for the exact reasons that you just stated. White linen sounds perfect for it – looking forward to seeing your version!

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