February Finishes

The view off my front steps. I love how brilliant blue the sky is next to the stark white of the snow. Mother nature is amazing!

Hello fellow makers! I am always running late with these posts that link up with Elm Street Quilts. I really enjoy going back over the month to revisit the projects that I have either finished or have gathered up to be finished. This months goal was to make a night gown for myself. I can happily report that I did that and more. 😄

I would like to start with my first finishes and then go through the month chronologically. My first finish was this beautiful flannel and corduroy King size quilt. I have had the scraps all cut into strips for sometime. All it took was a long cold snow day to kick me into action. I wasn’t at all planning on working on this project but I am so very glad I did. I have the backing all picked out and ready to piece. It will be flannel! I might put it up as my March goal, hmmm something to think about.

During the month of February I also decided to push for a destash. I pulled a bunch of fabrics and had a nice turn out of support. I still have items so if you are interested please follow my feed @flannelladybug_destash, I am still adding items to it.

In an effort to clear out some of my things- I am trying to use my scraps and stash whenever possible. So I made two Mighty Tote Bags. I chose red scraps and brown scraps. I have had the pattern for such a long time. It was a freebie in a Shop Hop that I did years ago. “Click here to Download” It is not the greatest of copies but it is what I have and am happy to share it for free.

A couple of things that I do differently 1) I do not waste the corner cut offs, I turn them into pockets for the inside. 2) I do not use or make the bottom sleeve. I find that I do not need it.

As you can see I also use orphan blocks along with my scraps. I use it all.

Then with the month almost over I realized that I needed to make my night gown. I was not liking the patterns that I had at first pulled. So I went back to my patterns and rummaged through them again. I finally settled on Easy McCall’s pattern M5893. I liked that it had a option for pockets. The fabric is by FreeSpirit ‘Modernist’ by Joel Dewberry in a Voile. I love the feel of this fabric. I really am hoping that it will be cool in the hot Summer months.

I am not super crazy with where the bodice line hits but it fits! I love that I was able to get the direction of the fabric right! 😄

I ended up making a couple of shirts this particular weekend. I used a Beige Linen from my Grandmother for the first shirt and some yardage that was gifted to me from a IG follower for the second shirt. There wasn’t quite enough of either so I went wild with them and combined them. These were made with the Simplicity pattern #8729. I alternated it to fit me and love how quick and easy this went together. I will definitely be making more of these. I love how long it is!!

I really want to play with different fabrics and sleeve lengths. I really have need to make some Summer clothes, so I am very excited to have these in my closet now! Have you ever made clothes? Or ever even wanted to? I have never thought that I shouldn’t. I really like having clothes that fit right and that are uniquely mine. I live in a small community with a Wal-Mart and when you see people walking on the street………you can tell. Everyone has the same shirt, different color! Let me tell you I need more variety!! LOL…… Anyone can do it. The patterns that are out now are fantastic for the beginner. Pick a pattern, buy some muslin or any cheap fabric to test with. Then once you have built up your confidence buy a non directional fabric and go for it!! You will be happy you did!

Below is my grandmother’s ham still working as well as the day she made it. I love that I have been so blessed to have been given this one and a few others. I use them all the time when making my clothes. Have any of you ever used one or know how to use it??

I have shared on my IG account some of my other finishes. So you can always follow what I am up to there as well. @FLannelladybug. I would love to have some new followers. Have you ever done a IG giveaway? I haven’t and I am really wanting to. But have no idea what to offer up as a Prize. I would love some suggestions (mind I am on a tight budget).

I guess I have made up for not having Blogged all month….lol. I have written a book for you to read through. If you made it this far, Thank You! I would love to know if there is anything you would like me to show you how to do? Any Tutorials that you would like me to show? I would love to hear from you all!

Until next time………………I better figure out my next goal!

One Reply to “February Finishes”

  1. Lovely work. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.


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