Last December blogging was rather new to me, so a year-end review seemed a bit silly. But this year I have added quite a few self-made garments to the closet, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back.
First, I want to thank Mena of The Sew Weekly for allowing so many of us to tag along this year as contributors. While I did not complete a garment every week, I did finish quite a few projects for the themed challenges. I believe my final count was thirty new projects. I have to take my hat off to the handful of ladies that completed a new project each and every week. Yikes! That is commitment!
My main objective for the year was to make more separates, and I succeeded. I love my dresses and will always want to make more, but skirts and blouses are so much more practical.
Most of October was spent working on my Gala Gown, which distracted me from some of those fun challenges - but it was worth it in the end!
|Row 3: I Love Lucy; Bubblegum Pink|
While compiling all of these pictures, a clear trend emerges - most of my projects fall into two categories: vintage patterns, and vintage reproductions. Perhaps I should stop purchasing all of those contemporary Vogue patterns!?
|Row 3: Carmen Miranda; Birthday Frock; Anti-Valentine|
I did make my mom a blouse, so I am not a completely selfish sewer.
And there was Tino’s Mad Hatter costume. But I have neglected his wardrobe dreadfully this year - he is in desperate need of a new sweater, so that is on the to-do list.
I also had the opportunity to test two new patterns for Sewaholic Patterns which was fabulous!
There were a few other contemporary patterns used, although one has serious vintage influences, and the others might be hard to pick out as modern. All I can say is, I know what I like!
I also managed to finish four sweaters this year, one of which I have yet to wear. I really must stop making separates that do not match back to anything in my closet!
There you have it – a very busy year, indeed.
My sincere thanks to everyone for reading along and all of your lovely comments and support!