Sew the Stash///April

It’s the beginning of the month so you know what that means, time to pick out some fabric from the stash to use up! Last month I made this outfit for my daughter as well as some tie dye yoga pants. I didn’t get around to the sweatshirt because, quite frankly, I’m over sewing sweats and ready for all the spring things! I will save that lovely knit for fall and winter when I’m back in a cozy, hibernating mood.

Which brings me to this month’s stash! This month I want to make a sweet dress for my daughter out of this cotton gingham I’ve had for years. I bought it thinking I would make a friend’s kids matching outfits. I have no idea what I was thinking as I was working and raising young twins at the time and only just learning how to sew! They obviously didn’t get made, but now I can use this happy fabric for my own children. I’m thinking I will try and get matching bow ties for the boys out of it too. Some day we will go to church again and my kids are going to look stylin’ when that day comes!

This blue cotton was given to me by my mom. I think it was originally for a home decor project? I’m going to be starting in on some shirt making and am going to use this for wearable muslins. It’s a great way to practice my techniques and the fabric will work for my boys! I’m going to try and make Chris a shirt as well. I know it will take some fitting and tweaking so using a fabric I’m not precious about will be perfect. I don’t foresee myself making my husband a lot of clothes, but it’s a great way to practice and know how to fit him!

Finally I have this interesting fabric that I picked up from Shop WellFibre on instagram. I’m not exactly sure of the make up of this, it’s like a mix between a knit and a tweed? I loved the colors of it though and have been bouncing around ideas on what I could make with it. I’m thinking I may have enough for an oversized blazer but also possibly a pair of pants. Stay tuned as I have this playing a part in my Spring wardrobe, I’m just not exactly sure how yet!

Tag me or leave a comment if you play along this month and sew up something from your stash! I’d love to see it!

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