Sewin’ at the Sew-In

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Look at the goodies that came home with me!  Wooohooo!

Last weekend was our annual sewing retreat, Sew-In 2011.  These are all the projects I finished in 3 days of sewing nirvana.  I’m quite pleased!

As mentioned in a previous post, this year’s Sew-In snuck up on me worse than expected.  There I was in March, thinking I had lots of time to plan, then it was June, and I’d best get my bootie in gear.  Well, even with a gear-less bootie, I think I managed quite well.  There’s something to be said about not trying to do too much.

There’s a shirt for someone who’s into Lepidoptera.  No names, please!  I made another J Stern T-shirt for myself.  This one used the remnants of a sushi knit, and a lovely, soft baby rib.  Now is just the time to be wearing a shirt like this in Cactusville!

Then there was a jacket from Butterick 5567.  This is featured in the most recent Threads.  In true Thunderpaws fashion, I had to make it a bit more difficult for myself and line it.  The pattern calls for the jacket to be unlined.

Lastly, the piéce de résistance in the plastic envelope at the top.  I spent all day Saturday on these!  They are two One Block Wonder quilt tops. Still a ways to go on them, but the bulk of the boring sewing is done! The creative part is next. Even better, made from stash fabric!

Of course, I’m not going to admit how much additional fabric may, or may not have come home with me, courtesy of the Rummage.

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