Happy New Year Friends!
I hope the new year brings you all health, happiness, peace and prosperity. And, of course, many great sewing successes.
Last year’s sewing was, overall, very good for me. I think it was a combination of just getting more adept at things like fitting and sewing trickier fabrics, and also being more realistic about sewing things that I really wear in my day to day life. I am not going to do a full review here, instead I would rather look forward to 2016, but here are some of the things which I have worn most often in the last year since being made (if you click on the photos they should take you to the individual reviews/ blog posts):
As for 2016: I want to learn and master new skills. And I have made a start on that already. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen that over the last week I have been posting my progress on a wool blazer which I am hand tailoring. Here are a few snapshots so far – full details to follow.
Needless to say this is a project which I am not rushing, but spending what time I can on it a day at a time. It has taken me just over a week to get to the stage you can see in the last picture. Already I feel so much more…empowered? Conquering the fear of sewing a tailored garment with a notched lapel. Bring on the next challenge! (Well, of course, I still have a long way to go…)
If I have to summarise I hope 2016 will be about crafting beautiful, classic pieces which will have longevity in my wardrobe. Expect to see a few silk blouses because I enjoy wearing them 🙂 And some fun stuff thrown in too.