I've been using my birthday as an excuse to buy more fabric. Now that it has past, I hope I can bring down the fabric budget again and stitch up some more projects with what I already have in my stash.
Even so, here is one of my self-gifted birthday goodies that I could not live without-
one yard of this beautiful light-weight Italian wool. I would actually like to stretch it over a canvas and hang it above the couch. Isn't it lovely?
I think it's safe to say I'm out of my sewing rut! I finished 4 projects on Monday alone.
This is somewhat of a stash-buster; I bought the fabric in the last month but at least it's
already stitched up into something fun & practical!
I used the Perfect Fit Sleep Shorts pattern from the first One Yard Wonders book. You actually draft a pattern with your own measurements. I was skeptical at first, but it actually worked! They fit great, and the only modification I made was slightly curving down the front waistband so it isn't so high in the front.
A close-up of the fabric: Little Apples by Aneela Hoey.
I am unreasonably amused by wearing shorts with tiny little outfits on them.