Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2018, A Year in Review

Vogue 2902 / McCall 7563
Simplicity 1459 / Anna Dress

I decided to do a project review for 2018.  First, I find it helpful to see what I accomplished, and second, it makes it a whole lot easier to find a project when I need to!

Butterick 6410 / Butterick 6453
Butterick 4792, Smooth Sailing Blouse / Butterick 6556

The projects included in this post are only the ones that have pictures of the finished product posted during the calendar year, so there are quite a few other sewing, knitting, and craft projects that were started in 2018.  That's not a whole lot of finished projects, but it's not too shabby, either.  And I really love each and every one of these garments, so that it definitely a win!

Simplicity 8509 / Vogue 9082
Vogue 8701 / Butterick 6558, Rita Blouse

And best of all, I managed four different projects for my new home!  I am on the lookout for the perfect drapery fabric for my downstairs windows (I see birds and florals in a lavender and sage palette on a cream background - anyone know where I can find some?!?).  Although, I have heard stories about just how boring it is to make window treatments . . . still, if the perfect textile shows up for a reasonable price, I am going to have to make my own. 

Crochet Throw / Pink Rag Rug
Cushion / Purple Rag Rug
But most importantly, thank you for joining me on this creative journey for yet another year!


  1. Wow! I love your projects, especially the blue coat. Keep sewing and posting!

  2. I also find home decor sewing very boring compared to fashion sewing. But, holy cow, does it save you money! The drapes I wanted for my living room would have cost me about $800 to have a shop make them. I found similar fabrics and fixtures and made my own over the course of two weekends for $200. Just look at it the same as fashion sewing - you'll get a unique piece, perfectly customized to your own home, in fabrics and colors that you love. Go for it!

  3. You have completed some amazing projects during the past year. I wish I was as talented as you!

  4. so many pretty items and I just love that red/white zigzag print dress.

  5. I so look forward to your posts. Beautiful makes and fantastic instruction and insights. Thank you for posting!

  6. On the look-out for your curtain fabric. Have to say, your coat sewing was particularly captivating; looking forward to your next project.

    As always, thank you for hosting your journeys into the creative, traveling, your Internet antics, and now, your creation of a home.

  7. Wow! What a productive year you had! I can't wait to see what you come up with for 2019.