Monday, February 11, 2013

February Stash Busting Plans!

ALERT!! Stashbuster Kat is hosting a Swap Your Stash party during February! Head on over to get the details and join in if you want!

It's my week to talk about Love and Stashbusting and boy do I have a list! Anyone else finding the sewalong providing focus and keeping you sewing? It is for me. Since our focus is sewing for others, these are the projects that jumped to the front of my sewing queue.

My Mom is now buying fabric for me at second hand stores and I gladly admit, for not knowing much about fabric, she does pick some good stuff. This grey has been in my stash for a couple of months. I'm going to try my hand at drafting a long sleeve shirt for my Dad, (his request) and hope there's a bit left over for something warm and cozy for me.

This fresh and lovely stripe also caught my Mom's eye the same time she found the grey. When she mentioned she was sad her one long sleeve tee shirt was wearing out in casual conversation the other day another "Feb Love" piece was born.

This green piece has been in my stash for AGES, one of the first pieces I was ever given and I didn't even know what kind of fabric it was. I now know it is a beautiful mid-weight knit. One of my best friends from college was bemoaning the lack of cute dresses for her figure and I promised to make her one... last year. When I ran across this super cute pattern while working I knew it would be perfect. She looks great in drop waisted dresses or things with straight lines, basically anything that doesn't emphasize her natural waist. Since she lives in Michigan, I figure a knit is a great way to skip over any fitting issues that may arise due to distance.

Lastly, I have a confession. Right about the time Cation and I were planning the sewalong or right after we started? I was "given" about  21 yards of knit fabric... I say "given" because technically the fabric isn't mine even though I will get to make myself some pieces from it. I told my good friend who lives here that my Christmas gift to her was going to be a Tiramisu. She found a bunch of fabric on sale and said, "Here! Make us stuff!"

Since she just had a baby and things are fluctuating quite a bit right now we decided to hold off on the Tira so we can get a better fit. But she fell in love with my cowl neck bird top, declaring it to be a perfect nursing top so I'm going to make her one of those and a tank top to go with it. I'm also going to throw together a couple long sleeve tees.

That gives me a total of 7 "Feb Love" projects. All are knits so I think I should be able to get them all done. I'm going to go ahead and count them toward my personal stashbusting goal of 27 garments since most of them were already on my "to make" list. 

What do you think? Did I already fail on the stashbusting? I'm hoping to get them made up and out pretty quickly but that's a lot of yardage to work through.

How about you? What are your plans for February? Are you going to enter the LOVE CHALLENGE or just focus on accomplishing your personal goals? Either way I hope to see all your lovely creations in the flickr pool and around the blogosphere!


Gretchen said...

You have lucky family and friends! I envy you sewing with all of those great knits. :)

I've finished one project for this month's theme and will be finishing up another in the next several days. The stashbusting challenges each month are motivating me to look at what's in my stash in different ways.

Sharon Kwilter said...

I'm just finishing up--probably tonight--my Feb project; a quilt finished in record time (for me).

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, I do have some amazing knit finds. I can't believe what you can find at the second hand stores!

Glad you are motivated and getting things done! Can't wait to see your finished projects! Be sure to enter them in the contest when we open it up!

EmSewCrazy said...

Your quilts are STUNNING!! I am blown away by the detail you accomplish and how quickly you get it done!