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WIP Wednesday – August ALYoF Goal

WIP Wednesday – August ALYoF Goal

July came and went so quickly that it’s hard to believe that summer is more than half way over.  I also can’t believe that while July started out well with me getting my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt sandwiched and hand-basted… that’s as far as I got.

It will now be my August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

DP9 hand basted and ready to quilt

July wasn’t a total wash though.  I did have three finishes but they weren’t on any of my to-do lists.  A pair of PJ pants and PJ shorts for our middle daughter made from vintage sheets and a new housecoat for me made from a thrifted 100% cotton shower curtain.  In the process I rediscovered my almost forgotten love and enjoyment for sewing clothing.

Last weekend, I purchased a pattern to make some pretty new nightgowns for myself.

Pattern and fabric for a new night gown

Joann’s had that pretty cotton fabric on sale 30% off and with a coupon for 20% my entire purchase, I couldn’t resist buying it.  It’s difficult to tell from the photo but there are tiny white butterflies on the green background.

So before I start quilting my DP9, I’m going to do some just for me sewing.

What are you working on this week?



  • Susan
    August 5, 2015 9:27 pm

    What a great nightgown that will make! I like the pattern, too. You’ll knock that quilting out in no time. =)

  • Flashinscissors
    August 6, 2015 4:03 am

    I like the nightdress patterns. I can never find suitable nightwear, I might be looking for a pattern too, soon, having seen yours! I love your quilt and, Like Susan, I am sure you will be finished soon! Barbara xx

  • Rachel
    August 6, 2015 4:22 am

    July did seem to go rather quickly. I’m not at all sure what, if anything I’ve done – apart from going to four concerts and an exhibition!

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