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Doevember recap.

We made it…


Doevember mapping_Carolyn Friedlander


Or, at least kind of!

Last month, a big goal for me was to make a better effort to share more of what I’ve been working on. I know that I’m not always so good at that, and things especially got a little lax over the last year as I tried juggling book writing and release, new fabric, new patterns, traveling to teach more, and then just keeping up with life in general. What I do is important to me, and I think it’s really important to share it with you so that we can all connect with and learn from each other.


So, I wanted to thank you guys for joining with me in the Doevember adventures last month–I especially appreciated all of your great comments and support! (I also welcome any of your feedback by either commenting here or shooting me an email.) As for my goals with this new month ahead, there are a few more things that I want to tackle, and there are definitely some projects that didn’t get shared last month, so stay tuned for all of that.


Coincidentally, Doecember could be another pun to make use of this month. While I have no official plans for it, I do welcome you to join in with me if you feel so inclined. My new fabric should be landing in stores this month, and I’m dying to see what you guys make with it!


And one final thought for the day–have you guys heard about Make Something Monday? I hadn’t until Cheryl Arkison mentioned it in her most recent newsletter. I have to say that this is a themed day that I’m happy to get behind, and I’ve already got an idea of what I’m going to make…







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Doe fabric accessories.

To wrap up on Doe clothes week, here are some accessories.

Two scarves…


doe fabric infinity scarves_carolyn friedlander


Although I’ve actually made three so far (one was given away without properly photographing it…typical.) The pattern is the Infinity Scarf (a free pattern found here) from Pink Chalk Fabrics. I love this pattern because they fit and wear beautifully, don’t take too much fabric to make, and go together quickly and easily. While tidying up my closet this weekend, I realized how many of these I’ve actually made–it’s a lot!


The one on the left uses Doe, Cambridge (blue solid), and Chambray Union. The one on the right features two Doe prints and a Nani Iro double gauze that I picked up at Pink Castle Fabrics a couple of weeks ago while I was there for Camp Stitchalot.


doe fabric infinity scarves detail_carolyn friedlander


My other favorite new Doe-related accessory is some Doe earrings.


doe earrings


I can’t take credit for these. Kristen over at TwoBlondesAndASewingMachine put them together for me along with many more, but I’ve already given some away. I think that they are so adorable and plan to keep some for myself as well as give out more as gifts to friends and family.


Here I am sporting both at my Schoolhouse during Quilt Market. (I have no clue what kind of destruction is going on behind me…)


Carolyn Friedlander schoolhouse














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Doe City Gym Shorts.

I just had to make some Doe drawers.

doe city gym shorts_carolyn friedlander


Had I not had such a full summer of teaching and preparing for Quilt Market, I easily could have let myself whip up a ridiculous number of these City Gym Shorts. The pattern is amazing, and the options for making fun versions are endless. Having enforced some serious self-control, this is only my third pair (the other two are here). I excitedly used Market and the new fabric release as an excuse to make them.


With this pair, I used two prints from Doe–one for the front and another for the trim–then the back and waistband are Chambray Union from Robert Kaufman.


Doe fabric bias tape_Carolyn Friedlander


doe city gym shorts_detail_carolyn friedlander








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