Monday, February 2, 2015

Jalie 2795

Another winter storm here on the east coast, so rather than going to aquacise, I went into the sewing room and finished up a hoodie.  The pattern is Jalie 2795 and the fabric is a micro fleece from my stash.  This is one of the Yukon fleeces that I used to sell by mail order and I had forgotten just how nice the micro fleece is.  It feels like velveteen and really doesn't pill like regular fleece.  This is lightweight and will be much like wearing a light sweater.

Everything was here at home for this hoodie, and I am sure I have some drawstrings somewhere. But I may just sew a length of the fleece to insert into the hood casing.

I have seen that some sewers keep track of the fabric they buy and what they sew up. I cannot begin to estimate how much fabric I have in my stash, it is too embarrassing to go there. Keep in mind that, after 9 years of selling fabric online, you wind up with a lot of pieces that you just can't resist, not to mention all the end cuts that just get put into the pile.

However, in January of this year, I bought 4 metres of fabric online (from and so far, I have sewed up 3.5 metres. Already I am losing the battle. I will try better next month.

And now to get through the next storm. And I thought somehow we might get to skip winter this year.


  1. I still have a couple pieces of Timmel Fabric in the collection so I can only imagine what lives with you! Actually I'm a little jealous of the possibilities/hopes/dreams that you have. The hoodie is nice too!

  2. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who forgets what is there unless it is in plain view. And all the stash is in Rubbermaid containers, which means I forget what is there. Lots of beautiful goodies, from jacket fabrics to knits, linens and wools, enough to fill several closets with new clothes. I feel guilty about the amount that is there, especially since I know I can't possibly sew a fraction of it.

  3. A great hoodie for this time of year!
    We are getting so much snow here in New Brunswick as well.

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