Friday, February 03, 2012

End of the month recap

January 2012 was a great sewing month for me.  I made eight pieces.

1.  The Erdem Inspired Dress
2.  The steel gray pinstripe lined pants
3.  The lt. gray tropical wool lined pants
4.  The lt. gray tropical wool straight skirt
5.  Lavender wool jersey and knit jacket
6.  Lt. gray tropical wool sheath dress
7.  Lilac sweaterknit sleeveless cowlneck top
8.  Lilac sweaterknit Burda cardigan

The sewing cave really got a workout because the month started with a three day weekend and then I had four days off for MLK Day.  The extra days allowed me to spend some quality time working on getting the Lavender and Gray Skies wardrobe finished since six of the eight pieces from the list were part of the final tally.

I used 19 yards of fabric and purchased 13 yards...more went out than came in. So that's a good thing!  My main goal for January was to get as much of the wardrobe completed as possible and with only two pieces left to sew, I think I accomplished that.  I have several items left on my sewing list that I really want to make before the soft breezes of spring show up and turn my head!  Hopefully February will be as fruitful as January has been. always, more later!


  1. Wow - I struggle to get through one item! You are an inspiration.

  2. It seems like you just whip them out, so much sewing so little time, fantastic job done with a passion. Can't wait to see you model all your outfits.

  3. I'm amazed by your first two sentences. Eight pieces in one month! Actually, I'm not amazed. That's the way you roll!!!! LOL

  4. I am always so impressed and amazed at how quickly you sew! This is a lovely wardrobe--what fun it will be to wear it.

  5. Great progress. You are cranking out some beautiful pieces.

  6. You rock! EIGHT pieces in 31 days! I managed to finish two and cut 5, which are still sitting untouched after seven days later.... :)

  7. More fabric sewen than purchased? Way to go, girl! Those colors wouldn't work on me, but they will look great on you.

    Glad you've had some time off. I've been working more than usual, so haven't had the energy to do much.

    Thanks for mention. We all love to see our names in print and get credit for something, eh?


  8. Brava!! I love your lavender and gray wardrobe!!

    And, as always, I am completely impressed with your abilities and your approach!! It is inspiring.

  9. You are so energetic, I am amazed. After a full day and week of work, I doubt that I could do what you do. Congrats.

  10. Congrats! I wish I could be half so productive.

  11. I just have to tell you, I LOVE reading your blog. You are so creative and positive and I really look forward to reading your posts. You are so inspiring!!
    I can't wait to see the completion of the Lavender and Gray Skies Wardrobe.

  12. Sheesh! I feel productive just reading your list. LOL. Great job on the productivity.

  13. Your pieces are so beautiful and your productivity so inspiring that I jumped in and made a mini-wardrobe in a week! Still finishing the hem on one item, but when I'm finished I'll have five pretty new coordinated separates to wear.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us!

  14. Carolyn, you are amazing and inspiring. I love your outfits and they look so incredibly comfortable.

  15. You're sewing rings around me. Love everything in the recap.

  16. What an inspiration! I am trying to do a little sewing each day so I start seeing some completed pieces.


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