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Selfish Sewing Week Progress – Day 2

I hope everyone is having a great time sewing for themselves.  Some of us don’t do it nearly enough so setting aside a week to sew things that have been on our list is always fun.  I love seeing what everyone is sewing up.

Since I powered through a long night making the Evergreen Jacket for Day 1 I knew Day 2 was going to be sort of a rest day for sewing.  I am also in the middle of pattern testing my next pattern, Laurelhurst, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to sew up the latest tester version of the wrap to see how the fit was evolving.

Selfish Sewing Week Progress: Day 1

My Selfish Sewing Week is off to a wonderful start, and at this rate I am going to have a whole bunch of great new pieces for my wardrobe.

The main pattern that was on my MUST list for this week is the Evergreen Jacket from Hey June.  As I mentioned in my introduction post for this week, I had the pattern purchased within minutes of reading it was available.


I knew this was the perfect pattern for some grey sweatshirt fleece I had from Girl Charlee, not only is it going to be the perfect weight to give this jacket substance but it will be super cozy on cool spring nights.

Selfish Sewing Week – Spring 2015


Image from Imagine Gnats

Since I create women’s sewing patterns I sew for myself a lot, but it is usually sample sewing and I rarely sew other things for myself.

I love having a week devoted to setting aside those projects you have to sew and focusing on sewing things for yourself.  There is one thing I am sewing this week that has been on my list since it’s release and I just haven’t gotten it done.

Here is my plan for the week:


Image from True Bias

New Outfit for Date Night

Date nights are a rare thing around here.  So when we actually take the effort to find a babysitter and pick a restaurant it always feels like a new shirt/skirt/dress is in order.  I like any excuse to make something new for myself but a date night is the best reason.  I could be completely making this up but I like to think that my husband appreciates the extra effort I went to to look nice for a date night.