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Unfinished Projects!

pear pincushion

It could be said that we have too many unfinished projects works in progress!  Or that our attention spans are too short to stick with any one project.  Whatever.  Let us point out that there are 3 finished projects in this post along with the 5 unfinished projects.  So the purpose of this post is for accountability…to keep us on the right track in hopes of getting some of these projects finished.

Unfinished projects

This is where the final Kids Clothes Week project started.  It’s going to be a coat, and it WILL be finished before warm weather arrives!

Skirt to bag refashion

Aria gets an award for this finished project…another skirt to bag.  And this one is so roomy inside!

Bimma cowl

Do you remember the top I made myself for selfish sewing week?  I never wore it because I hated the neckline, so I added a cowl from the largest size on the Bimaa pattern.  Now I wear it every time it’s clean.

pear pincushion

This sweet little pear pincushion is finished, but part of an unfinished project!  It was a prototype for the Liberty of London Swap Round 2.  I wanted to test the pattern on non expensive fabric.  Here’s a photo of the uncut liberty fabric.

liberty of London fabric

Then there are 3 quilts in progress…and each one has a child as the chief quilter!

hexagon quilt

Aria is working on a hexagon quilt…that’s her stack of hexagons so far.

jeans to quilt

Thomas is helping me convert a very huge pile of jeans into a very large HST (half square triangle) quilt.  This is the stack tower we have in progress!  But we did make one special block for a special reason…

denim heart


Annie is helping make a quilt too…and she’s very diligent!  It’s probably the closest to being finished; the top is pieced, it just needs backing and quilted.

quilt in progress

And then there are a couple of secret projects!!!

So to be fair, most of the unfinished projects are quilts…which take time.  Here’s to more sewing time ahead!  What sewing projects do you have in progress?

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Tween Jocole Yoga A-line Skirt

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt

I almost feel like this post should be titled, “Help I’m making Jocole Yoga A-line Skirts and I can’t stop!”

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt

But seriously, once you’ve made one Jocole Yoga A-line skirt and the pattern is all ready to go, it only takes an hour or so to put another one together. This time I whipped one up for my tween. I made her one this summer, but she wanted another one as she’s already taller. This skirt is so easy to make, it would be a perfect pattern to use for someone who has never sewn with knit fabrics before.  We used the ladies pattern and made her an XS size.  It was perfect.

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt
We found this fabric at JoAnns. It’s the same thick knit as we used for my Jocole Yoga A-line Skirt, for Annie’s Uptown/Downtown maxi dress, for Allegra’s Lane Raglan sleeves! Can you tell how much we like this sparkly knit? Oh, and the other day we found it in bright pink, which Annie, who was shopping with me, convinced me to buy!

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt

But anyway, when I originally purchased this purple knit, I was planning to make another Bimaa Sweater for Aria like the brown one I made her for her birthday, the one you see her wearing in these photos.  But when she saw the fabric, she wrapped it around her and said, “But Mom, look what a great Jocole Yoga A-line maxi skirt it would make!” And you know what? She was right!

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt

I actually made this for her when I made Allegra’s for All The Skirts: Jocole and Urban Sew, and Aria has worn it three times since then. Needless to say she’s in love!

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirtOh, and speaking of All The Skirts, we hope you were able to take advantage of the terrific Jocole sale over the weekend. Be sure to link up your creations of any Jocole patterns you’ve sewn.  And also, anything you’ve made with fabric from Urban Sew, formerly know as The Fabric Stash. We are excited to see what you’ve been making!

Tween Jocole A-line Yoga skirt