It's November, and it certainly feels like it! Snow has already fallen (and is again, now, as I'm writing this) and it's suddenly ridiculously cold. I wasn't ready!
But I kind of was. I've been bitten by the sweater bug, and in the past month-ish I've made myself three new ones. Sweaters are so fun to sew! And wearing them is one of my favorite things (maybe one of the only things I like, actually,) about cold weather. There's nothing like a cozy sweater on a chilly day to brighten your mood as much as it warms your body.
I am one of those people who is perfectly happy to let Christmas start as early in November as it likes, but I love this tour for the reminder to stop and remember that other major holiday I celebrate, Thanksgiving! Of course, I am aware of all the things I have to be thankful for throughout the year, but I appreciate one day set aside to really think about them. Now I am thinking about them early (never a bad thing)! Big or small, they all matter - I'll only mention a few here. ;)
He tells me often I'm his "fwavewit". He's (one of) mine. ;)
This pattern is by Phat Quarters. The fabrics: motorcycles from Girl Charlee; distressed jersey from Fab Clique Fabric Shoppe; scales from So Sew English.
And along with him, my two beautiful girls, and my naughtiest-in-the-world toddler boy, we're expecting #5 next spring (a tie breaker!) Another blessing to be thankful for!
Sewing maternity clothes is something of a novelty for me. Before this I had the same Target maternity clothes through a few kids, and after Landon was born I got rid of them, because I was sick of looking at them. Add in a ready-to-wear fast, and suddenly I had to sew my own just to have something to wear!
I particularly love this Jemma pattern from Sinclair Patterns. It's tunic length, which means tunic now, top later (ha!). The asymmetrical collar is a beautiful detail, and I loved picking out the gold buttons from Grandma's button tin to accent the gorgeous burgundy color. (PS - no button holes! They're just decorative!) And need I mention the pockets? They're huge, and so perfect and cozy for cold hands (and a cell phone, or almost anything really.)
What are you thankful for?
Coming up over the next few weeks, more bloggers will be sharing their Sew Thankful inspirations and stories. Below is a schedule so you can be sure to follow along (and don't forget to read the rest from this week prior to today, too!)
Week of November 6th:
Week of November 11th:
11: The Sewing Scientist, 12: Sweet Mama Life, 13: Big Fly Notions, 14: Manning the Machine, 15: Stitched by Jennie, 16: My Heart Will Sew On, 17: Sew 4 Five
Week of November 18th:
18: The Fairy Dust Bin, 19: Kathys Kwilts and More, 20: Sewing with D, 21: My Sewing Roots, 23: Tenille's Thread, 24: The Bear and the Pea Atelier
Week of November 25th: