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Scrapbusting

July 10, 2017

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I’ve been cleaning out my sewing room. It seems that I’ve been taking more fabric in than sending out, and my closet is busting at the seams. So, it’s time for a mini-purge and some sewing down of the the stash. First up were some beloved scraps that I have been saving. Way back in 2014 I made a retro-bat-jacket from some gorgeous Polartec sweater-faced fleece. I know you’re going to find this hard to believe, but I didn’t end up wearing the bat-jacket very much. There aren’t too many occasions in Boonetowne that require bat-jackets–if only I lived in Gotham. Although I have a strict “if you haven’t worn it in the past year, it needs to go” policy, I couldn’t part with the jacket because I loved that purple fleece toooo much. So I decided to cut it up and make something else.

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As luck would have it the scraps left over from my Soduko Contest sweater coordinated perfectly with the fleece. I kind of think it was a sign–a clear sign that I needed something new out of purple wool and fleece.

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I had less than a yard of each fabric, but I remembered that Jalie 2795 had lots of little pieces and some great options for color-blocking. I also had some newly acquired ribbed trim (thank you Pattern Review Weekend 2017) and a spare separating jacket zipper.

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I did run out of fabric, so I took some scraps of black fleece and used them for some of the sleeve panels.

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I do love how this one tuned out. The only problem is that it’s July and a little too warm for a fleece/wool jacket. But come November, I’ll be wearing this baby all the time. It’s cozy.

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While I was scrap-busting, some new neighbors moved into the fern on my deck.

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Aren’t they cute?

 

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