Hello There Friends,
Happy new year!
I wanted to take a quick look back over this past sewing year, as well as look forward to 2015.
2014 has been a (even if I do say so myself), phenomenal year for me in terms of sewing. Not only in terms of output, but also in terms of variety of garments and fabric types sewn, as well as the increase in my technical abilities. Here are some brief stats:
I think these are correct….
- 45 items sewn in total (that have been blogged about; I have also sewn one pair of curtains so far for the new house, and am carrying one UFO forward into the new year – my birthday dress. I don’t do UFOs, so this will have to be finished….but now I don’t have a big occasion coming up that I need the dress for, I am dragging my heels slightly).
- 17 dresses (including one not mentioned above that has not yet been blogged).
- 9 tops
- 8 jackets/ coats/ cardigans/ sweatshirts
- 4 items for Kezia
- 1 shirt for Philip
- 3 bottoms
- 1 knitted item
- 1 underwired bra
- 1 swimsuit
- 1 patchwork teddy!
These items are definitely the ones that got worn the most:
So suffice to say, I realise that I need to make more tops in the new year!
I also wanted to give a “special mention” to these garments, which I genuinely love each and every time I put them on:
Now on to the garments which I didn’t love:
The bodice length was too short on this peplum top and I really didn’t know what to wear it with. It has been donated to charity.
The puckered seams on this dress made it a fail for me. I wore it once and then realised how embarrassed I was of it…it went to the charity shop.
Ah yes, the beautiful silk crossover top. Don’t worry, this is still in my wardrobe…but it has only been worn once. I am thinking what to do with it.
This last one may (or may not!) surprise you. I love wearing this sweatshirt, and I would like to make another (maybe sized down slightly). The issue is with the fabric. It is extremely delicate and snags (and tears) very easily. I have actually acquired more quilted fabric from another source which seems more durable…so expect to see some quilted dresses appearing.
Plans for 2015? I don’t like to restrain myself with resolutions or plans. I like to go with the flow 🙂 But I would like to make more tops, more every day wearable pieces, still try and do the tailoring thing, and sew some classic tailored pieces like a beautiful blazer and a tailored coat.
All that remains is for me to say thank YOU, readers, sincerely, for following along this year. For leaving comments, answering my questions, offering opinions and entering my giveaways. Peoples, it’s been emotional….until soon and happy new year.