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Finished Feb. projects!

kbalinski | Posted in General Discussion on

Yes, it’s March and I finished 2 of my February projects!  Click to see the pictures on my blog.

Simplicity 3535 silk blouse and

Vogue 2988 wool coat.

Modified sleeves on both, and spent more time hand stitching both than on the sewing machine! 

Happy with the results, and already cut out and ready to start my first March project:  jacket from Vogue 8472 .

Has anyone seen spring?  I’ve about had it with winter…



  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    What a nice gift from your dh!  I like your labels, very elegant.  Congrats on completing two lovely garments this month!  I especially love the wool jacket!  Makes me wish I wasn't allergic to wool. 

    We had an early, cold, snowy winter this year for the foothills.  This past weekend presented a real blessing, sunny skies, no wind, and 70's temp.  It was wonderful to air the house and take my dog for a walk around a lake.  We even had lunch on a patio at a restaurant.  What a teaser though.  Sunday the weather was in the 30's and it snowed!  Can't wait for Spring!  Mary

    1. kbalinski | | #2

      Mary -

      The labels came from Custom Couture Labels.  DH was able to design the label and order a smaller quantity (500?). 

      I know what you mean about a "teaser"... it was 50 this morning and balmy like a spring morning, but the temperature is slowly dropping, now it's raining, so tonight everything will re-freeze and 3.5" of snow is expected overnight.  The only good thing about this weather is when they call off school, and I get a day off from teaching high school math to spend hours with my sewing machine (and kids, too!).

      Kristine in Michigan

  2. Beavette | | #3

    Love the jacket for March. Warm weather.... you should take a trip to California, we have sunshine and no snow...but then it is California. We don't get to experience the beauty of snowy horizons. What fabric are you thinking of doing the jacket in? Are you making the dress as well? I love the classic/retro look of both pieces.
    Happy sewing.

  3. rodezzy | | #4

    Hey there, the only thing I remember finishing in February is the Betty Boop Quilt top.  In fact, I don't even remember what else I did besides the quilt tops in February because it went by so fast.  I've only really been preparing the the New York trip.

    I need to look at what I was supposed to do in Feb. so I can get back on track starting next week. 

    I did find some Patons "Brillant" yarn at Big Lots for $1.00 per skein.  It was on sale at Micheals for $3.00 per skein.  At retails at I believe $4.99 per.  So that was something good.  I have been restraining myself from buying yarn, but that was too good to pass up.  It is a deep red w/the gold sparkle in it.  I wanted that.  So, I will crochet something with it.  I also remember promising pictures of my quilt tops, I must get that done to.  I'll be back on track as soon as I get NY out of my system. giggle.  I'm so excited!!!

    1. kbalinski | | #6

      New York??? You are sooooo lucky!  I don't blame you one bit, I wouldn't be able to concentrate and sew a straight line if I knew NY was in my (near) future!

      The yarn sounds beautiful, and quite a steal, can't blame you for that either.  Myself, I picked up some Vogue patterns for $1 a piece at JoAnn's for spring & summer, then went wild online at Gorgeous Fabrics buying the fabrics.  It's my spring wardrobe, so it's completely excusable, right???

      1. rodezzy | | #7

        Completely vindicated! 

        "Your Honor, she's completely in her right mind to purchase all the fabric she needs to complete her spring wardrobe.  After all, in the long run, those designer clothes that she will be making will be much less expensive than buying from expensive designer shops.  After all, she is the designer. They will be exactly what she wants, at a price she can live with, and the perfect color, size and perfectly trimmed with the exact buttons she was looking for.  How much more efficient can you ask a girl to be?  She's going to be beautiful!"


  4. solosmocker | | #5

    Wonderful garments, KB! I really enjoyed your blog too! Your hubby did a great job on the labels. I have to look into that.


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