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Sewing for winter

I’ve long posted here that I really don’t ‘sew ahead’ – like the NY, Paris and Milan fashion scene, which works, seemingly, a year ahead (pre-fall 2012? I just got over fall 2011!), the sewing scene does somewhat the same. We’re seeing sleeveless tops and airy dresses, graceful pants and sandals – oh, how I miss them – sandals. But, it’s presently 1 or 2 degrees F outside right now, there are two inches of fresh snow outside. I can’t bring myself to sew for spring, and then have to WAIT to wear them! Wait? are you kidding me? The best I can muster is winter sewing in fun spring prints & colors.

For Miss Peanut, there’s an Oliver & S free Lazy Days cotton print skirt with pink binding on the hem that’s almost sewn. For Mama, there is a Jalie 3132 Nursing Hoodie in Alma Mater colors (dark green with white organic cotton) upcycled from a favorite, but too-large school tee. For little guy, there will be corduroy pants with knit lining and matching knit lap-shoulder tee (drafted, both, in Garment Designer).

Mama is also upcycling a man’s shetland cable sweater into a capelet with a faux fur collar. Something like this: (from Devi Kroll)

It just seems right that we’re still cozying up to winter sewing.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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