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Weekend: Going into Hibernation Mode

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About going into hibernation mode. I was excited to get back to Philly, but I wasn’t excited for the cold weather. No, no, and no! The high today is twenty degrees. Ouch! Major ouch. I’m not sure if this is the case for you, but winter puts me into a reflective, hibernation mode. Amy once wrote that she usually undertakes a big sewing project (i.e. a jacket) every winter. I’ve got my own big projects for the season and because of that, I’m not as grumpy about the low temperatures. Bring it on winter!

Are you starting, progressing, or finishing a project this season? If so, I’d love to hear!



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    Natasha Estrada

    A motorcycle jacket from a Style Arc pattern which I haven’t decided whether to make it from leather or this sparkle herringbone tweed I have.



    And fabric (leather is leather)


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      Fun pattern!

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        Maddie Flanigan

        That’s a great winter project, Natasha!

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    Meg K.

    Winter is typically a difficult time to keep up my sewing mojo but I have plans to make a long wool winter coat and a chambray shirt. There, I said it. Just putting this in writing has now solidified my plan!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I hope you finish it. A winter coat sounds awesome!

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    Growing up (mostly in the South), I could never understand why Northerners went to Florida for the winter. Now that I’ve migrated north, I finally get it. The reentry into cold has to be killer, though. I think the project is wise. 🙂 I have some leather pants from the thrift store that I plan to expand to a size I can actually wear and I want to make a faux fur pullover. I guess I’m being influenced by The Selfish Seamstress. Whatever happened to her?

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I’m not sure what happened to her, but I’m sure those faux leather pants will turn out amazing!

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    Amy Alan

    Usually I miss the Midwest because of the snow, but not this year! My hometown will have a high of -8º on Monday. I would DIE! I hope you have some warm underthings to keep you toasty. I recommend the Patagonia Capilene thermals. They’re super thin so you can wear them under jeans, but be warned that you’ll probably never take them off.

    I usually keep myself busy (and warm) in the winter with knitting. In the evening I curl up under a big blanket, play some fun music, drink tea and talk about my day with the Mr. while playing with wool yarn. It’s all about thinking warm thoughts for me!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I think it all depends on how you wear the garment. Usually, for my frame, maxi dresses are not the best garment to highlight my shape. The fabric swallows me up and I look like I’m drowning. But if I wear it with a structured jacket and some short heels, the look is completely transformed. It’s actually become one of my favorite combinations. So the way you wore the Archer in your recent post worked. You looked great 🙂

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