Monday, October 3, 2016

Garments? Check!

I had a very productive few days and got my Houston garments done:

This fabric is Eternal Sunshine by Amy Butler for Free Spirit Fabrics.  The pattern is Kwik Sew 3732.  I used this pattern in 2011 for one of my favorite jackets so it was easy to decide to use it again.  I still have to put 2 buttonholes on this--I found the perfect buttons in my stash for this jacket.  Some of the prints in this line are quite large--it will be very interesting to see how the other 20 members of the Education Team use their fabrics.  I'll have group photos when I get home from Houston, mid-November.

This fabric is from Cherrywood Fabrics, with an old Hoffman print as the accent piece.  The pattern is the Kanustandit Jacket for Design and Planning Concepts.  It's an old pattern, I first made it in 2005.  The sleeves are kimono-style so they look slouchy on the hanger, a little less so on me.  Again, I'll be eager to see the other Cherrywood garments our Team makes.

We wear these garments on specific days so, as a team, we look recognizable, but everyone chooses their own fabrics/colors from what is offered and we can make whatever we want.  Here is a shot from 2015--we are wearing Vintage Made Modern by Amy Barickman for RJR Fabrics:

Now I have a couple quilts to finish quilting--one of them is going with me to hang in the office.  That helps the space look more home-y, less industrial.

And I'm going to do another small sew-a-long put together by my friend Lori D at Humble Quilts.  She is calling this one "Quilters Madder"--it will be small and scrappy, right up my alley. Here are my fabrics pulled quickly from pieces I am also using in Circa 2016 and Rajah Revisited:

 Those two projects are winding down so it is safe to use these for the next project--then I don't have to put them away, right?

Let's Quilt!



  1. Good job on the jackets! I think the last time I made a jacket for myself was about 15 years ago, when my youngest daughter got married.
    I just pulled my fabrics for Lori's SAL and am about to do the cutting.
    Good logic on your choice of fabrics. : )

  2. Love your apparel! Glad you are joining in the sewing, although you'll have to finish it when you get back from Houston.