Q1 roundup. That sounds so business-y, doesn’t it? But it’s an easier title than January – February – and March roundup, isn’t it? Whatever I call it, this is a quick look back at my last 3 months of making and blogging.
Not surprisingly, I’ve done more than my share of sewing: I got a little obsessed with a graphic neutral print and made a jacket, backpack, and laptop cases from it. I embroidered peacock feathers and sewed them into a Rigel bomber jacket. I made a hot American Summer Tee. I used the plantain pattern to make a distressed tee and a maxi dress with braided details. Finally, an Ava blouse (that consensus says I need to style differently). Oh yeah, and I refashioned my friend’s wedding dress into cocktail dress!
Not much knitting, but I do love my floral knit cowl, my first ever double knitting project.
I finished a few blocks and pieced the top and bottom of my 2012 Block of the Month Quilt
I’ve started in the process of sewing a fancy jacket to wear to my wedding and have made it through buying the fabric and pattern and my first muslin. I’ve really gotta keep making some progress on that jacket! Speaking of wedding, I talked about why I chose to buy a wedding dress (and a pink on at that!).
I also had several great guests posts in my Sewing & Style series on the personal connection between sewing and style from Shannon of ShanniLoves, Laura Mae of Lilacs and Lace, Heather of HandmadebyHeatherB, Wanett of Sewn Brooklyn and Maria of How Good Is That?.