|Butterick 6318 / Vogue 2429|
Butterick 5747 / Vogue 8701
I was going to skip a review of my 2016 sewing here on the blog - I am so far behind posting finished projects, and I have not been that motivated to remedy that situation, and things never really seem to be completed unless they are posted on the blog. Silly, yes, but true.
|Gala Gown / Vogue 9071|
Sew Over It "Tea Dress" / Advance 8750
But the exercise of reviewing a years worth of sewing and knitting projects really helps me to reflect on what worked, what was not quite as successful, and designs that I would love to make again. It also reminds me of certain garments that have been a bit neglected! So here we are.
|McCalls 8358 & Advance 5912 / Vogue 1027|
Vogue 9103 / Sewaholic "Renfrew" & Jennifer Lauren "Ivy Pinafore"
Over the last couple of years I have tried to add more separates to my closet, and I have managed to do just that.
|Butterick 6285 / McCall 7053 & Butterick 6285|
Vogue 9082 & Butterick 6285 / Advance 8751 & Butterick 6285
I really do not have any specific sewing resolutions, other than to keep creating things that make me happy. If there is one thing that I would like to try this year, it would be to continue working from stashed fabrics and work through the massive collection of patterns that are taking over my apartment. It is so easy to be seduced by new patterns, and shiny new bolts of fabric, but I am beginning to get overwhelmed by the amount of stuff living in the sewing room. Who know what treasures are buried in some of those drawers full of fabric? I intend to find out . . .
|Vogue 1043 / BurdaStyle 7179|
Simplicity 4256 / By Hand London "Anna Dress"
To that end, I have already pulled out some heavy wool yardage and started on a coat - hopefully I will finish before the weather has me dreaming of pastels and lightweight cottons and rayons!
|"Lagon Sweater" / "A Longwaisted Jumper"|
"Jersey with a Soft Bow" / "Barcarole"
Happy sewing, everyone!