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!
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!
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.
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.