I finally got my sewjo back and I am more than ready to dive into a few spring-ready makes this month. I am beyond over the cold weather and grey days, so it’s been wonderful to have a few fun and floaty makes to keep my hands busy while I wait out the last of winter and look ahead to sunnier days. Read this post to see what gorgeous spring-ready pieces I’ve got in the works for February!
Hello to all my favorite friends out there! After taking the last few months to work on one of the biggest DIY’s I’ve ever taken on (more on that to come soon!) I finally got my sewjo back and I am more than ready to dive into a few spring-ready makes this month. I am beyond over the cold weather and grey days, so it’s been wonderful to have a few fun and floaty makes to keep my hands busy while I wait out the last of winter and look ahead to sunnier days. Here’s what I’ve got in the works for February:
I am right in the middle of my first knitted cardigan at the moment and I am loving every minute of it! My husband gifted me this Tap Cardigan knitting kit from We Are Knitters and I’ve slowly been chipping away at it since.
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I’ve never knitted anything using yarn this small before, so it took a bit of getting used to after working up my super chunky sweater (pictured bottom right). Although it’s a pretty simple and straightforward pattern, I keep dropping stitches left and right! I had to completely unravel and restart this baby a few times, but once I got used to the long needles and thin yarn, it’s been easier to get in the groove. I love working on this during weekend mornings with a cup of coffee and later in the evening while watching TV with my husband (side note: anyone else obsessed with WandaVision these days?!? I’m into it!). It’s been the perfect couch craft this winter. So far I’ve completed the entire back panel and I’m about halfway through one of the front panels. I’ll keep you posted on my progress over here!
My next project doesn’t necessarily give me *spring vibes*, but I know I’ll be using it a lot throughout the season since it’s still decently chilly at that time here in Ohio. I’m sewing my first coat! This pattern is great for springtime because it only has a single-button closure, making it a great layering piece to throw on for a stroll outside during a cooler day instead of bundling up in the dead of winter. I’m thinking of it as a marriage between my heavy winter coat and ultra-light trench coat. I’ve been looking for something in between for a while now and this soft but snuggly wool fabric from Minerva is just right for that. So far I’ve assembled most of the body. However, this pattern doesn’t require a lining (nice!) so I’ve opted to finish the seams using a Hong Kong finish. I’m really happy with how it’s turning out, but it is definitely way more time-consuming. I’m hoping to have this done by the end of the month, just in time for when the weather thaws out…sort of.
I need to get started on this ASAP because I want to wear it for Pigeon Wishes’ pink and red party over on IG for Galentine’s day! I bought this organic red bamboo jersey back in November with thoughts of sewing something cozy up for Christmas…but that obviously didn’t happen, haha! I figured it would work just as well for a low-key Val Day at home, so now she’s back in the queue. I’m going to make this gorgeous Billie sweatshirt with super fun balloon sleeves, and I got this pastel pink and purple patch to add a little pop of color to it.
Seriously, how fun is this patch?!? I found it here and I could not love it more! If all goes well I should have this completed by the end of the week, so stay tuned for this one!
How dreamy is this pattern?! I’ve been seeing this Mccall’s pattern all over the place lately, and after receiving this deliciously swishy floral fabric from Minerva, I couldn’t resist making one of my own. I’m a little bit nervous though because this pattern does something super dumb- which is, it breaks up the size ranges into 2 separate patterns. My measurements put me right at a size 16 (size L for this pattern) but after reading a couple of reviews, I noticed a lot of people saying they made a size down or had a lot of extra wiggle room in their straight sizes. I had hoped to try my hand at making both a L and a M, but I really don’t want to spend the money on two of the same pattern just to compare, y’know? I wish they had just included all sizes in one pattern pack, but all well. After a lot of deliberation, I bought the smaller size range (XS, S, M) and I’m going to see if I can make the medium work for me. Risky? Maybe, but I like to live on the edge. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Thanks for taking a peek into my crafty plans for the month! If you’d like to follow along with my makes in real-time, make sure you follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my newsletter to stay informed on all of my handmade fashion goals and sewing inspiration!
Until next time, Happy Making!
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