Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday {8.29.12}

Holy last Wednesday in August, Batman! Man, it's like I blink and it's Wednesday again. And then it happens over and over again until somehow, another month has gone by! We are entering fall mode over here. Despite the warm temperatures, school has started for the husband and we are slowly figuring out our fall schedule. This is generally pretty irrelevant for my sewing time since I just take what I can get during naptime, but it is still quite an adjustment. I have been pretty busy this week. A couple things done, a couple things almost done and even more waiting for me to have time to work on them.


Pillow cover #1

I love this. There is not much else to say, it is just a happy pillow case :)

Tova (test version) 

This is my second try at the tova and I went down a size and made the 3/4 length sleeves. It definitely fits better although it is a bit tighter in the arms.  I like it a lot and can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear it.

Phone case(s) for my sista

I  made two versions and can't really reveal more about them until they are given. But I couldn't decide what she would like more, so she gets both. She picked the fabric out too, so at least I know she should like that part :)


Fall Jacket for the wee one

It is mostly done actually. It is a simplicity pattern and it wasn't too hard...but then I got to the end and I can't quite figure out how I am supposed to finish it. I am thinking a generous dose of top-stitching should help and then I have to find buttons and put button holes in. So we are taking a break from each other. But once I get it done it will be really cute. It is a bit big though since the smallest size was still one bigger than she is in, but you can really only tell in the length of the sleeves.

Knitting basket

I started this yesterday and am pretty close to done. It needs some handles and the lining attached. I needed something for the car and my socks get too tangled in a bag so hopefully this will work out. 

Fall Clothes

This is a big category right now. I cut out my trial pieces this past week (flashback skinny tee by madebyrae and crossover tee and sleeping johns from the book growing up sew liberated) so I am going to make them up and make sure they fit her and then I have....fabric for 3 more t-shirts I think and a pair of sweatpants and I need to figure out what other pants/pjs she needs.

Training Pants
We bought some gerber training pants that I am going to jack up with some flannel and pul to make them a bit more waterproof so we can try using them for naps. I don't know when or how that will go, but I figure I should get them ready.....

I am going to use some knit fabric I got to make a fitted sheet for the little one. I figure I might as well while she is still using a crib mattress. We'll see how the knit ends up working....

Pool robe
I bought the MADE pattern and want to make one before swimming lessons start up again.

Tova (the good version)
I bought some voile ages ago for this and I am super excited. It will be the "real" version since the other two were just tests for size and fit and everything.

Pillow covers 2 & 3
No hurry here, I'll make them whenever inspiration strikes/I am avoiding something else

*wedding quilt - this is not at all a priority right now, but I don't want to forget it
*baby quilt -inspiration has struck...once I have time to put it together
*baby echo quilt - I decided I want to use my scraps, but I'm not quite sure how yet...

And that's all I can think of right now. There is more though, lots more. My list is huge! And most of it involves fabric that I have had sitting around for ages to make specific things. We will be traveling for the weekend, so I am planning to finish up my knitting basket and doctor up some training pants before we go and then work on a bunch of small t-shirts and such next week. I just need to slowly chip away at this stuff. Man, I totally went from an entirely reasonable wip list to insanity. Ah well, it will all get done in the end. As long as the little girl stuff is made in time for her to wear it before she outgrows it, I will consider it a success.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I found my Tova was a bit snug round the arms too!

    I love your flying geese cushion :)

  2. Impressive. I think that your list is actually longer than mine! I love the pillow and the shirt you made for yourself! I don't do a lot of sewing for myself, but I have a skirt I will finish this week.

  3. The flying geese looks great. Love the bight colors with gray.

  4. I love the Fall jacket you made for your daughter. Holy cow you've got a long list. I'm impressed and tired all at the same time just thinking about it.

  5. very nice work. your month must have been longer than mine LOL