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WEEK #9

Maria Shell PED Day #57

Wren Dress by Colette Patterns in Ponte Knit from Marcy Tilton
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio Short Sleeve Jewel Neck made with Black Organic French Terry Cotton/Lycra made in the USA from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots

Maria Shell PED Day #58DAY 58 Saturday, March 12, 2016
Jeggings self-drafted with fabulous super stretchy organic black Pickering denim ordered from Fancy Tiger Crafts and made by PickNatural 95% Cotton 5% Spandex 12oz. weight
Aurelia Cardigan by Sew Liberated made with vintage merino jersey wool
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio Short Sleeve Jewel Neck made with Blue Steely Dan Hi-Wicking Primo Knit 90% Highwick Micorfiber poly 10% Lycra 62” Wide  1/4 Yards on sale $16.00 from Marcy Tilton
Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley with Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in the color 570 Charcoal
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes with striped grey wool socks

Maria Shell PED Day #59DAY 59 Sunday, March 13, 2016
Eucalypt tank top pattern by Megan Nielson Gingham woven black and white checked fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studiomade with black fleece from Seams Like Home
Sew Easy Pajama Pants by Taylor Made Designs made with Stream Blue Bamboo Knit from Marcy Tilton  $22 a yard (Completed March 12, 2016)
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes with striped grey wool socks

Maria Shell PED Day #60DAY 60 Monday, March 14, 2016
Rebecca Taylor T-shirt Tunic Vogue V1306 in gray metal ponte from Marcy Tilton
Plantain by Deer & Doe Neckline combined with the Staple Tunic by April Rhodes sleeves and hem <> made with Italian blue cotton fabric from Marcy Tilton
Pinot Pants by SBCC Bottom weight/Ponte Knit Black-Grey Herringbone Striped fabric from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Blanche GoGo Boots 

Maria Shell PED Day #61DAY 61 Tuesday, March 15, 2016
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect Grey cotton (that looks like linen) Marcy Tilton
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns made from grey ponte fabric from Marcy Tilton
Lola Tunic by Victory Patterns made with black fleece fabric from Seams Like Home
Annabella’s Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas made with Alchemy Kozmos yarnin the color Ocean Floor
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots with grey stripped socks

Maria Shell PED Day #62DAY 62 Wednesday, March 16, 2016
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio Short Sleeve Jewel Neck made with Black Organic French Terry Cotton/Lycra made in the USA from Marcy Tilton
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
Prism Tunic by A Verb for Keeping Warm made from gray-green-blue ikat fabric from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots

Maria Shell PED Day #63DAY 63 Thursday, March 17, 2016
Plantain long sleeve t-shirt (free downloadable pattern) by Deer and Doe made with black and grey herringbone ponte knit from Marcy Tilton
McCall’s M2157 Quick and Easy Slim Pants in 5 Lengths made with denim from Joanns
Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley with Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky  in the color 570 Charcoal
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes with striped black socks

COMMENTS
I am still trying to catch up on my documentation here. It is 70 outside today (May 15, 2016) but it is snowing in these photos!

FABRIC STORES
Fancy Tiger Crafts <https://www.fancytigercrafts.com/>
Girl Charlie Fabrics <http://www.girlcharlee.com/>
Imagine Gnats < http://imaginegnats.com/>
Marcy Tilton <http://www.marcytilton.com>
Seams Like Home < <http://www.akseams.com>
The Fabric Store <http://www.thefabricstoreusa.com/new-arrivals>

WEEK #7

Maria Shell PED Day #43DAY 43 Friday, February 26, 2016
Hudson Pant by True Bias made with teal blue New Zealand merino wool from The Fabric Store
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns made with black knit fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made with grey fleece from Marcy Tilton
Bogs Classic High Handles in Black 

Maria Shell PED Day #44DAY 44 Saturday, February 27, 2016
McCall’s M2157 Quick and Easy Slim Pants in 5 Lengths made with denim from Joanns
T-shirt Tunic with pockets Butterick B5925 by Katherine Tiltonblack t-shirt knit from Marcy Tilton
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes
Welted Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas made with Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight color 552 Blue

Maria Shell PED Day #45DAY 45 Sunday, February 28, 2016
Anima Sweatpant by Papercut Patterns <> is grey sweatshirt fleece fabric from Marcy Tilton
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns <> made from grey ponte fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio<> made with black fleece from Seams Like Home
Bogs Classic High Handles in Black 

Maria Shell PED Day #46DAY 46 Monday, February 29, 2016
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics <>
The Staple Tunic by April Rhodes  in grey cotton crinkle fabric from Marcy Tilton
Frye James Lug Wingtip in Black
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studiomade with grey fleece from Marcy Tilton

Maria Shell PED Day #47DAY 47 Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made green merino sweater wool from Marcy Tilton
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns made from grey ponte fabric from Marcy Tilton
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots
Annabella’s Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas  made with Alchemy Kozmos yarn in the color Ocean Floor

Maria Shell PED Day #48DAY 48, Wednesday, March 2, 2017
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black and gray stripped super stretchy knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns black knit fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
The Top 64 by Merchant & Mills in woven wool shirting from Marcy Tilton
Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley with Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in the color 570 Charcoal
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes 

Maria Shell PED Day #49DAY 49, Thursday, March 3, 2017
Plantain by Deer & Doe Neckline combined with the Staple Tunic by April Rhodes sleeves and hem made with Italian cotton fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studiomade with black fleece from Seams Like Home
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect Grey cotton (that looks like linen)  from Marcy Tilton
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots

COMMENTS
I have done three of these posts in three days. I am trying really hard to catch up. In real world time, it is actually WEEK 16, not WEEK 7. I have finally gotten a good system down, but in order for it to work, I need to catch up. This is the week after the week in California. I notice three things. I am kind of slob, which I know is related to travel recovery. I really want to warm clothes like I did in California. And the lightening is incredibly unpredictable this time of the year.

FABRIC STORES
Seams Like Home
Marcy Tilton
The Fabric Store
Fancy Tiger Crafts

WEEK #6

Maria Shell PED Day #36DAY 36 Friday, February 19, 2016 (QuiltCon Pasadena, California)
Leggings self-drafted tights black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect made with denim fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns made from grey ponte fabric from Marcy Tilton
Kork Ease Lana Vacchetta Slide 

Maria Shell PED Day #37DAY 37 Saturday, February 20, 2016 (QuiltCon Pasadena, California)
Washi Top by Made by Rae Sewing Patterns made with Phosphate Plaid Stretch Woven from Marcy Tilton< > $18 dollars a yard
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect made with denim fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock  in the color Rainwater
La Canadienne Gaetana Rain Boots 

Maria Shell PED Day #38DAY 38 Sunday, February 21, 2016 (Traveling from Pasdena, California to the Santa Clara Valley, Caliornia)
Roza Blouse and Dress by Kate & Rose Patterns  in a light weight cotton polka dot fabric from Marcy Tilton
Jeggings self-drafted  with fabulous super stretchy organic black Pickering denim ordered from Fancy Tiger Crafts and made by PickNatural 95% Cotton 5% Spandex 12oz. weight
Aspics Gel Kayano 19 in Black

Maria Shell PED Day #39DAY 39 Monday, February 22, 2016 (Lecture for the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association)
Coco Dress by Tillie and the Buttons made with Zanny Zinnia Border Scuba Knit from Marcy Tilton 1 1/2 yards for $27.00
La Canadienne Gaetana Rain Boots
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater

Maria Shell PED Day #40DAY 40 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (Workshop with the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association)
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect Grey cotton (that looks like linen) Marcy Tilton
Scout Woven Tee by Grainline Studio in black linen and vintage grey plaid
HitchHiker by Martina Behm  made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater (Not Shown in Image)
La Canadienne Gaetana Rain Boots 

Maria Shell PED Day #41DAY 41 Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (Workshop with the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association and travel back to Alaska)
Plantain by Deer & Doe Neckline combined with the Staple Tunic by April Rhodes sleeves and hem made with Italian cotton fabric from Marcy Tilton
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater
Rebecca Taylor T-shirt Tunic Vogue V1306 in gray metal ponte from Marcy Tilton
Frye James Lug Wingtip in Black

DAY 42 Thursday, February 25, 2016 (Spend the Night @ LAX wearing yesterdays clothes)

Maria Shell PED Day #42COMMENTS
This is the first travel experience. I had to resort to some selfies which I am not that get at. The fun thing was that California meant I got to wear warm weather clothing which is always fun for a Northerner. I love California.

FABRIC STORES
Seams Like Home
Marcy Tilton
The Fabric Store
Fancy Tiger Crafts

WEEK #5

Maria Shell PED Day 29

DAY 29 Friday February 12, 2016
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect made with denim fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns black knit fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Coco Top by Tillie and the Buttons made with tan fleece fabric and black fleece fabric from Seams Like Home <http://www.akseams.com>
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots.

Maria Shell PED Day 30DAY 30 Saturday, February 13, 2016
McCall’s M2157 Quick and Easy Slim Pants in 5 Lengths made with denim from Joann’s
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio made with grey t-shirt knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made with black fleece from Seams Like Home
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes with Grey Striped Smart Wool socks

Maria Shell PED Day 31DAY 31 Sunday, February 14, 2016 (Valentine’s Day)
Leggings/Tights self-drafted made from black and gray stripped super stretchy knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
Plantain long sleeve t-shirt (free downloadable pattern) by Deer and Doe made with multi-colored floral scuba knit from Marcy Tilton
Aurelia Cardigan by Sew Liberated  made with vintage merino jersey wool
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots
Welted Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas made with Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight color 552 Blue 

Maria Shell PED Day 32DAY 32 Monday, February 15, 2016
Leggings/Tights self-drafted made from black and gray stripped super stretchy knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
The Staple Tunic by April Rhodes in grey cotton crinkle fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made with grey fleece from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots with knee high light gray wool socks
HitchHiker by Martina Behm<> made with Madeline Tosh Sock in the color Rainwater

Maria Shell PED Day 33DAY 33 Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Leggings/Tights self-drafted pattern with fabulous super stretchy organic black Pickering denim ordered from Fancy Tiger Crafts and made by PickNatural 95% Cotton 5% Spandex 12oz. weight
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns made from grey ponte fabric from Marcy Tilton
Undercover Hood by Papercut Patterns made in light grey herringbone fleece from Marcy Tilton
Dansko Midori Backless Mary Janes  with grey-black-white striped socks.

Maria Shell PED Day 34DAY 34 Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Leggings/Tights self-drafted made from black and gray stripped super stretchy knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
The Staple Tunic by April Rhodes in grey cotton crinkle fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made with black fleece from Seams Like Home
HitchHiker by Martina Behm made with Madeline Tosh Sock  in the color Rainwater
Bogs Classic High Handles in Black 

Maria Shell PED Day 35DAY 35 Thursday, February 18, 2016 (QuiltCon Pasadena, California)
Leggings/Tights self-drafted from black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
Laurel Tunic by Colette Patterns in a graphic black and white floral print cotton pique fabric from Marcy Tilton
Kork Ease Lana Vacchetta Slide 

COMMENTS
It is great to get some new clothes into the rotation. This week, I actually felt like my clothing made sense. I even repeated several pieces, but they look different paired with other garments. Things are coming together. I am kind of amazed at how different I can look day to day.  If you want to follow the action day by day you can Instagram @talesofastitcher.

FABRIC STORES
Seams Like Home
Marcy Tilton
The Fabric Store
Fancy Tiger Crafts

WEEK #4

Friday, February 5, 2016 (Opening of ART CLOTH NORTH II at Blue-Hollomon Gallery)
Coco Dress by Tillie and the Buttons made with Zanny Zinnia Border Scuba Knit from Marcy Tilton 1 1/2 yards for $27.00
La Canadienne Gaetana Rain Boots
Black Wool Knee Highs
HitchHiker by Martina Behmmade with Madeline Tosh Sock  in the color Rainwater (Not shown in photo but worn for most of the day)

Maria Shell PED Day #22Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Staple Tunic by April Rhodes in grey cotton crinkle fabric from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studiomade with Black New Zealand Merino Wool from The Fabric Store
Self drafted leggings made from black and gray stripped super stretchy knit fabric from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Beckett Booties

Maria Shell PED Day #23Sunday, February 7, 2016 (Super Bowl Sunday)
Hudson Pant by True Bias made with teal blue New Zealand merino wool from the Fabric Store
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns black knit fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studio made with black fleece from Seams Like Home
Runners- Black Aspics Gel Kayano 19

Maria Shell PED Day #24Monday, February 7, 2016

Alice Tights by Marilla Walker Gray Haze Cotton Knit 62” wide cotton/lyrca $16.50 a yard from Marcy Tilton
Lola Tunic by Victory Patterns made with black fleece fabric from Seams Like Home
The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio Gray Haze Cotton Knit 62” wide cotton/lyrca $16.50 a yard from Marcy Tilton
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots.

Maria Shell PED Day #25Tuesday, February 8, 2016
Self-drafted leggings black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
Eucalypt tank tunic by Megan Nielson with a kangaroo pocket from Undercover Hood made from Gray Haze Cotton Knit 62” wide cotton/lyrca $16.50 a yard from Marcy Tilton
Plantain t-shirt (free downloadable pattern) by Deer and Doe made with black ponte knit from Marcy Tilton
Annabella’s Cowl by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas made with Alchemy Kozmos yarn in the color Ocean Floor
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots

Maria Shell PED Day #26Wednesday, February 9, 2016

Self-drafted leggings black knit fabric from Joann’s fabrics
Renfro Top by Sewaholic Patterns black knit fabric from Joann’s Fabrics
Coco Top by Tillie and the Buttons made with tan fleece fabric from Seams Like Home
La Canadienne Veronique Winter Boots

Maria Shell PED Day #27Thursday, February 10, 2016
A+ Skirt by Make it Perfect Grey cotton (that looks like linen) from Marcy Tilton
T-shirt Tunic with pockets Butterick B5925 by Katherine Tilton black t-shirt knit from Marcy Tilton
Linden Sweatshirt (made with half sleeve) by Grainline Studiomade with grey fleece from Marcy Tilton
Dansko Professional Black Clogs
Grey and Black Striped Knee Highs

Maria Shell PED Day #28COMMENTS
Well, the grey leggings/tights did not last. They did not have enough four stretch, and I blew them out pretty quickly. This is disappointing as I “wasted” the fabric. I am hoping to transform them into something else. This week is the first one where I have had new garments to wear, and that always feels nice. As you can tell, my palette is still very grey.

FABRIC STORES
Seams Like Home
Marcy Tilton

The Fabric Store