If you’re a long-time follower of this blog then you know that approximately 6 month’s ago my original site “went down” for several weeks so this wordpress site was born! It’s taken quite awhile, but all the original content, everything from this site, comments, photos, etc. have finally been moved back over to StacySew.com and is now operating correctly! I hope you’ll join me as we make the move back!
Darn it – the holiday threw me off again and I forgot what day of the week it was… Consequently, it’s Linky Thursday on Friday!
Winter break is over and it’s time to head back to school. If your little guy or gal get to nap\rest during the day, you won’t want to miss this cute nap mat…. wait, maybe we should all make one adult size!
Eventually, the snow will melt and temps will turn warm again. Protect your little ones head and get twice the use with this reversible sun hat pattern.
Baby it’s cold outside. Keep warm and look cool with a hooded cowl: the howl.
If I knew how to crochet, I’d totally make this sewing machine…
Keep your jewelry organized when you travel, store, or just to keep organized with this jewelry roll tutorial.
If part of new year’s resolutions is to keep organized, this divided organizer bucked would be a great start… I think my daughter may need one for her car! Need something that goes together quicker? Try this 10 minute felt box version, instead!
Need a new machine (or know someone who does)? Husqvarna Viking is giving away a machine just for telling them the most unusual thing you’ve sewn or place you’ve sew in (you’ll have to like their Facebook page first to enter).
Everyone needs a place to retreat or a quiet place to read. This fort table cover would make a great kid’s version that can be thrown over a table and stored when not in use.
I always struggle with the first project of the year. It seems like there are so many things that have made it on my ‘to do list’ that I’m never sure what I’d like to accomplish first… and I feel as if the first project sets the tone for the entire year. So, after much deliberation, I settled on Style ARC’s Heidi Hooded Cardi. My original intent was to sew this one up in a glittery sweater knit, but just wasn’t feeling it yesterday and searched the stash for something different. That’s when I found a snowy printed sweater knit that I purchased over 2 years ago at Hancock Fabrics (I had originally inteded this to become an Ottobre coat\jacket, but never found a lining that I cared for). My only fear is that this particular fabric is much heavier than the pattern intended – so I’m hoping that I don’t look too bulky when wearing it.
Now that I’ve decided on a project, it’s time to cut the pattern, wash the fabric, and do the worst part…. cutting the material and pattern matching! Here’s the details of 2014 Cardi Project:
Pattern: Style ARC Heidi Hooded Cardi
Fabric: “Snow” sweater knit from Hancock Fabrics
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday and that 2014 starts off without a hitch!
I tend not to make resolutions (especially when it comes to sewing) because I just don’t seem to keep them (although this year, I am striving to get back to doing more pattern reviews. I’ve been very lax over the past year and a half). I do, however, keep a journal of all the projects that I’ve completed throughout the year. As I sit her contemplating what my first items of 2014 might be, I thought I’d go through what I’ve worked on in 2013. Here’s what I discovered:
I completed 127 sewn items and have 21 that are in various stages of completion. In my defense, 19 of them are box bags that were stepped out for my Sew It All taping. At some point I will finish them, but I’m not sure what to do with so many bags! Next year I intend to keep track of embroidered items as well.
My favorite patterns still tend to be independent companies: I sewed with Jalie the most, although I also threw in Style ARC, Dog Under My Desk, Betz White, Tula Pink, Oliver + S, and Closet Case Files into the mix as well as a few books.
If there wasn’t a pattern for what I was after, I found myself making my own – I was shocked to see that was 72 items (many of them were ‘multiples’ of the same project)!
Some of my favorite projects of the year were: my Monster Tote at WeAllSew, Jalie’s Drop Pocket Cardigan, the Bombshell swimsuit, and Style Arc’s Marie Jacket (sadly, my finished photo is on the ‘old site’ and isn’t available at the moment).
Speaking of the ‘old site’, we’ll be working to revive all it’s contents this year – hopefully it will be up and running soon (I didn’t realize how often I refer to older items until it was gone)!