Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Vintage Pattern Makes

As I said in my last post, I’ve made two new outfits for my granddaughter MacKensie, using vintage patterns.  I LOVE vintage patterns!  The styles seem so much cuter than many of the current patterns. (although I do use them too)  The first outfit I made was of a very fine, extremely soft baby wale corduroy. The colour is hard to describe, it is sort of a soft brown with a slight sheen, but it looks different in pictures. I also made a pale green tee shirt to go with it.
(ack! I knew my camera pics weren’t great, but I didn’t think they were this bad. Time to get my camera fixed!)
I used these patterns,
Simplicity 8939 from 1970, in size 1
Simplicity 5706 from 1973, in size 1
They were both very easy to sew, and I’m sure I’ll use them again.  The second outfit I used Simplicity 8939 to make the pants in a lovely aqua cord, and fashioned my own little top/tunic in micro fleece to match. Please disregard the old, stained onesie underneath!
Oh! I wish these pictures were better! The aqua colour is so vibrant and bright, the photos don’t do it justice. Oh well, you get the idea anyway.
I guess I should have said I made three outfits, but I forgot all about this last set. I cut out this little top and pair of shorts last summer and never got around to sewing them. No matter, now she has a new set for this year!
All in all, I think I’ve done fairly well with my stash busting this month. With these items alone I used up 7 pieces of stash fabric, (includes lining for jumper) or about 4 meters. I still have a few more items to blog about in the next few days, so my total is rising and my stash is (slowly) going down!
Until next time, Happy Stitching!

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Look What I Made @ Creations By Kara
We Did It Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
Wow Me Wednesday @ GingerSnap Crafts
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What We Wore, Read, and Made Link Party: Seuss Features Edition @ Rae Gun Ramblings
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Stashbusting Sewalong 2013


It’s time. Waaay past time.  My fabric stash has completely taken over my basement.  So I’ve joined The girls at  tumbleweeds in the wind  and  cation designs  for their  Stashbusting Sewalong!  You can follow any of these links to all the details,or click the button in the right hand sidebar.

First, you take the pledge,

I, Anne Maskell, commit to using 20 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also pledge to use as much of my lace, buttons and trim as possible.

It is totally up to you how much you pledge to use!  Each month there is a different theme for sewing.  Again, it is totally up to you if you follow or not.  As long as you are sewing your stash, all is well.

Next, post pictures of your stash. I took pictures of some of my stash. The stuff in dressers and rubbermaid totes was too much of a pain to get out. You’ll just have to believe me when I say they are there and full! (2 6-drawer dressers and 5 large totes)




As you can see, it is piled everywhere. It’s really embarrassing.  I have so many beautiful pieces ready to use, but because there is so much, it gets pushed to the back and forgotten. Does anyone else have that problem?  Well, this year I intend to remedy that.  Or, well, at least some of it!

In the next day or so I will be posting the outfits I just finished for my granddaughter.  I actually used five different pieces of fabric.  I’ll give you a hint, the two pieces of aqua coloured fabric was used to make one outfit!

Happy Stashbusting!