Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 – A Year in Review

Before the New Year rolls around, I wanted to take a look back at my creative accomplishments for 2013. 

There were lots of dresses, which is not very surprising!

Last year I had the Sew Weekly challenges to keep me on track, so my pace was more laid back this year (which is a good thing!).  Turns out, however, that the numbers are very similar.  I made/re-worked a total of 39 items this year, which is hard to believe!

Accessories are always fun.  I discovered that I really enjoy working with beads on fabric.

Being involved with Britex as a Guest Blogger is an incredible honor, and I look forward to playing with more gorgeous fabric in the coming year.  If I had to choose, these garments are probably my favorites.

I also altered a wedding dress.  And I managed to complete six sweaters (I am including my Cabled Cardi that has not yet been worn - the last button was stitched on just hours ago).  

That means half of my makes were separates!  I have found that separates are, by far, the most worn items in my closet, and am very pleased to look back and see that their number is increasing.  

All in all, it was a successful year on the creative front, and am looking forward to the next!


  1. Oh my goodness what a productive year you've had and what beautiful makes! I look forward to following along on your adventures for 2014!

  2. Amazing array of pieces! I've loved seeing each of these gorgeous, skillful, inspiring projects and outfits to no end, dear gal, and can't wait to view what you've got in store for us (and your wonderful wardrobe) in 2014.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Love all of your makes!! Happy new year!

  4. I am so inspired by your accomplishments! Your fashions are awesome and beautiful, as are you! Thank you for taking the time to share your sewing journey with the rest of us! May you have a Blessed and productive 2014!

  5. Seeing all your garments together like this looks just like a vintage catalog! You made such beautiful clothes. Happy new year!

  6. Holy Moly that's an impressive body of work! Especially considering the time and care and detail you put in to every one of your makes! Here's to another beautifully productive year :)