Last year I did this and it was such a good focus for me, it really showed me what I need to make more of and what was just unworn whim sewing. This year I was better with the practical, but sort of veered away from blogging alot of my makes, considering them too pedestrian or just repeats of patterns I’d already used.
I need to break that habit- which is partially due to my not loving my picture being taken- you know the soul stealing and whatnot….
To maintain the appropriate level of suspense, we will go in countdown format!
New Look 6802 totally defined ‘goto’ for me this summer. Why have I avoided knits? They come in some really frisky prints!
It looks like I am inching toward more fitted looks until you throw Butterick 5815 into the mix. I LOVED this fabric so much. I have held back on wearing this too much, cuz it is so memorable, I don’t want this to start to bore me. You know how psychedelic zebra floral can do that, right?
Yup, little old Simplicity 1651 was the frock of summer. It was frisky, shapely and I could even wear it to work with a little snap in breastal dickie I made. Its hard enough to work under florescent without your office mates cleavage giving off blinding glare, right?
In 2014, I’d like to advance my skills a bit- this year filled out my wardrobe with wearables and broke my ‘I will buy this even tho I don’t love it because it fits me and if I stay in this store any longer I will cry and scream’ pattern I had been in with retail. I’ve felt more confidence as I go out in things make that I really love instead of feeling like I am settling for what is available in my size. Now I need to build on this and enjoy!
I hope your sewing brought you creativity, stress relief and joy this year- mine sure has!
photo credits: meadhawg, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.