I don't know if I will ever get on an actual schedule with blogging, so in case you just started following me or this is your first time falling upon my blog, we can get that expectation out there in the open.
I have spent all of October sewing, making 29 items. Mostly pattern tests. Some of which I still can't share yet.
Here are the things I can share though.
BEST. PATTERN. EVER.
The two on Aevarie (the blondie) were graded up to a size 8 or 9 (...we'll just say "Aevaries size"), by me. I LOVE this pattern and all the options it has and Aevarie HAD to get one.You can read all about my love in the last post and I am debating drafting one in my size cause it's just plain awesome.
This month has been a month of jackets and coats.
The pink is the Downton Duffle by Peekaboo Patterns. It's a size 8 and is supposed to be a much more fitted coat, but I love how it looks on my little miss Zoe (she's in size 5/6 for reference) and she loves it so much, I don't have the heart to part her from it.
The red and gray Plaid is the Desmond coat by Shwin Designs which is being updated to size 10. I made the size 10 for Aevarie cause she's in between sizing. I love how easily this coat came together and I love the little details of the back and arm cuffs!
The last one is the Jude coat for Mr. Jude. That coat is also by Shwin and being updated. Sizing is going to go up to size 8 and there are a couple of tweaks in the pattern.
My husband told me that he thinks I've found my calling in sewing. lol
It's an extremely versatile pattern, wovens are called for but it's also doable in knit. These aren't the only 3 you'll find in our wardrobe either, but I'm saving that for another day. ;)
What else have we been doing in October?
We had a birthday.
My darling Zoe turned 5!
We just had a small family party with a store bought icecream cake. lol She loved it.....as did Jude....
I also got to meet up with one of my best sewing buddies this month. Her kids are darling and it was so good to finally get to meet! I'm really wishing she lived closer, but I can say that I am massively grateful for internet and cell phones to still keep us close. You should check out her blog, Ginger Dimples. Crystal is a hoot and she has mad mad sewing skills (...and is a ton better then I am at blogging!)!
And lasty, we took the older kids on a little photo shoot while Jude was taking a nap (don't worry, Daddy was left at home with him!).
We really need to get our family pictures redone. It's been over a year since our last ones. Anyone want to come man my camera???
Until next time!!
In retrospect, I COULD have made this into 6 or 7 blog posts, but eh. I'm too busy to do that! Besides, I have a ton more still to blog about so I hope you enjoy!!