Stashbusting Sewalong

Here are my sketches and ideas:

 

Stashbusting Sewalong 2013

 

Whenever I finish something, I will change the font color to pink with a link to the finished project post:

Black Crepe de Chine Mathilde blouse from Tilly and the ButtonsMathilde blouse
Red cotton shirting bib style shirtdress.  Advance 4935, but probably with a pleated skirt instead of the one it comes with. Advance 4935
A fushia wool fleece hoodie. BurdaStyle 12-2012-139 Burda hoodie 2012
Turqoise Crepe de chine Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank Tiny Tank by Grainline Studios
 Offwhite rayon jersey Cake Patterns Pavlova or BurdaStyle 03-2012stash piece 5

Coral cotton shirting princess seam button-down shirt. BurdsStyle 01-2008 

stash piece 6

Hand-printed silk kimono. Probably some BurdaStyle pattern
stash piece 7

Brown linen highwaisted button-down flared skirt with godets and pockets. BurdaStyle 05-2012-106B stash piece 8

Floral cotton lawn Gertie for Butterick dress 5814. Butterick 5814

Sweet Jane´s quilt pattern. Major fabric stash- buster!stash piece 10

Red two- piece bathing suit Ohhh Lulu Ginger Ohh Lulu Ginger

Red silk/linen summer dress, inspired by a dress in the movie Rum Diaries, it´s a mash-up of different patterns. stash piece 12

Apart from this I hope to follow along with the monthly challenges that the lovely ladies behind this Sewalong are planning for us. So far the challenges look like this:
January: Itty Bits! Sew up those remnants left over from another project, use up some of those tiny scraps that you’ve been saving…as long as it’s less than a yard of fabric, it counts!
February: THE LOVE CHALLENGE.
March: Impending Seasonal Change. Regardless of your hemispherical location, the weather will be changing soon…what will you make? Something fun for the coming spring, or something cozy for fall?
April: THE VIBRANT COLOR CHALLENGE.
May: THE KNIT CHALLENGE.
June: Containment! Get ready for those long car trips, summer outings or some good old fashioned cleaning and organizing! We’re thinking bags, boxes, totes, purses, pouches, you name it; this month is all about making things to put other things in.

I´m excited! Are you excited?

Stashbusting Sewalong posts:

 

A handmade wardrobe?

A handmade wardrobe?

Suddenly there were more work than I anticipated. And hence, less time for sewing. Shoulders aching. No more knitting. In April I found myself either too warm, or too cold, not having a proper spring jacket to wear. So I actually went out and bought one, actually two if we´re being honest. And I didn´t…

#MMMAY16 – I´m in

#MMMAY16 – I´m in

  Hellu! Just a quick note to say – Yay! – Me Made May is soon upon us! I am having a ridiculous May this year, so will not make any pledges about documentation, but I do pledge to wear only handmades for the month of May (with some undie- exceptions from time to time)….

Learning through blogging.

Learning through blogging.

Time flies while sewing and having fun Do you knew it´s been almost ten years since I started blogging? In the beginning I wrote very random stuff in Norwegian. At the time I had only just begun to sew, and I saw myself more as a crocheter than anything else. After finding futuregirl.com, I was…

FO: Ginger jeans

FO: Ginger jeans

Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files. What´s left to say? Everybody´s been raving about them, and I for one knew in the instance I saw them, that I needed them. Knowing that Heather Lou makes the bestest patterns, from making a couple of Netties, I knew I was in safe hands.   The perfect fit…

FESA FO: The knit pencil skirt

FESA FO: The knit pencil skirt

  Serger Love Imagine that. I have a serger again. My serger broke, slowly but steadily during the winter months, and since February I have been without. When it finally did break all together, I feared it was nothing to be done, so I delayed taking it to the shop, because I was afraid of…

Why not try and make a plan and then stick to it?

Why not try and make a plan and then stick to it?

the making of a plan I went through my yarn stash recently. Since I no longer knit much (because of some neck/back issues), I thought it wise to free up some space by letting go of some of my yarn. That felt really good. So this morning I went through my fabric stash. Now, not…

FO: Cocoon cardigan from burdastyle easy fashion

FO: Cocoon cardigan from burdastyle easy fashion

Cocoon jacket Look what I made! On a whim, I decided that my wardrobe was in desperate need of a cocoon cardigan. Actually, from idea to finished project, I think it took less than 24 hours. That must be a new record for me. I love to plan things, and most of the things I´ve…

Lekala – my experience

Lekala – my experience

First of all – thank you all for the thoughtful words regarding my missing dresses. I knew you´d understand. Still no sign of them, but if they show up, you´ll be the first to know. For the last year or so, I have more and more become smitten by Lekala, the pattern company that claims…

Handmade dresses gone missing.

I lost two handmades today. And I feel a little sad. Two of my concert dresses has gone missing. I brought them onboard with me on the train from Oslo to Bergen, but they were´nt there when I was leaving the train. Stealing a costume bag with unknown contents seems to me a strange move….

How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

I´ve been working a couple of weeks in a really tiny and small isolated part of Norway this summer, and so I´ve needed a portable craft that I could bring with me. I really do enjoy hand-sewing, so when I came across this Hawaiian Quilting technique on Pinterest, I was sold. There are so many beautiful…

When I AM sewing…

When I AM sewing…

So, for the last few months, I’ve been producing more than I have been documenting. consider this an update! First, I’d like to talk to you about stashbusting. Back in January, I promised myself and the Internet to do some serious stash digging, and try to use some of that stuff that’s been laying around…

Exploring New Territories: Boxiness.

Exploring New Territories: Boxiness.

First of all: Happy International Women's Day everybody! The online sewing community rock, and is an excellent output for preserving and at the same time developing activities that traditionally are tied to women. We are keeping female history alive by engaging in sewing, knitting, embroidering and crocheting. Keep up the good work everyone! With that…

Finished object: Stash piece no. 1: Mathilde.

Finished object: Stash piece no. 1: Mathilde.

Mathilde blouse in black crepe de chine – such a lovely fabric  to wear!  I´ve finished my Mathilde! You know, that gorgeous blouse pattern Tilly just released. Before I say anything more, you should really read Karen´s post on this, as she captures my exact thoughts on this blouse much more eloquently than I could do myself….

Finished Object: Stash Piece No. 5: The Wrap Top.

Finished Object: Stash Piece No. 5: The Wrap Top.

I have finished the first garment on my list! Or, to be more accurate, I ´ve finished the fifth garment on my list. I warned you, I might jump and not start at the very beginning (although my Mathilde blouse is already cut and interfaced and all ready to go). I´ve had this small piece…

Stashbusting Sewalong 2013

Stashbusting Sewalong 2013

So, people, I am excited to give you a more detailed list over my Stashbusting Sewalong contribution for the next couple of months. I have also added the sewalong to my nav bar, so you can monitor my progress there, if you´d like. Here are my sketches and ideas again:   And here are the details:…

Almost an outfit. Most definitely a Sewalong.

Almost an outfit. Most definitely a Sewalong.

Just so you know, this post is lenghty. 🙂 What went wrong with this outfit?  Can you spot what´s wrong with this outfit? (Except for the fact that it is in no way weather appropriate right now up here).  No? Let me help you:       The shirt So. Most everything that could go…