Welcome to February’s Stash Diet Round-Up. Here are the end-of-month results I received in my mailbox, as well as the links I was able to lift from the Flickr group. There are even more FOs in the Flickr group, but because no links were provided I was not able to add the photos to this round-up post. That does not mean you should miss out on these nice makes – go on and visit the group.
First up we’ve got Ela who made a corduroy skirt in a fantastic fabric – I’m sure she will get a ton of wear from this make. Ela also made the cutest apron this month. Isn’t that tied up bow just awesome?
Next we have Becky who has really been busy in February. Not only did she make a lovely Plantain (check out the back yoke detail) and used the rest of the fabric for a jersey infinity scarf, she also stitched up three pairs of Thurlows! I have been procrastinating on tracing this pattern all month so now I feel like a total slacker. And as if that was not enough, Becky also sewed a tablet case for her husband and since he is a big time hockey fan she used NHL fabric for the lining – cool!
Gail has also been busy this month. She made two sunny yellow tops: an Archer and a Continental, two Hemlock Tees and a fun striped Renfrew. I happen to know that she also made jeans in February, but she did not send me pictures for those and I have the feeling it’s because the fabric had to be purchased outside of the Stash. In any case, these makes used up 5 pieces of fabric, bringing her total up to 12 pieces for the year!
Emma Jayne completed a very professional looking “Damson Gin” dress. Personally I think the fit on this garment is spot on and it includes the bonus of a lined back vent. Don’t be jealous: you too can make a professional looking lined vent because Emma Jayne is hosting a sewalong to teach you how!
Karen has not had a chance to take pictures of her makes but she is happy that the Stash Diet is keeping her accountable. She sent in her numbers and I’m happy to report that she used 5 yards in total this month. Three of them went to the Style Arc Romy Anorak and the other two were used in a Burda knit top/tunic that Karen is not so happy with. Happens to all of us, right?
This past month Shar made the Starthcona Tee for her lucky husband. But that is not all: Shar also made the Jaimie jeans, a project that was time-consuming but came with a big pay-off because they fit really well. I hope Shar will be uploading photos of her finished jeans to the Flickr group soon.
Finally, I blogged about two projects this month: the Carme blouse and my Dalmatian skirt. I’m happy to report that I actually have two more finished items for February but did not get a chance to take photos yet. Also, in February I gained 2 metres of fabric by way of a present but I used up a total of 7.4 metres. That’s a net loss. Not bad, right?
How about you? Any happy Stash Diet news to report?