Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A New Year 2013 (Updated)

The year 2012 was a great year for sewing.  I was able to check a lot of things off my list.  As someone who loves list making and checking, it was really fun.  Check!

I learned to sew knits with my serger, including 2 knit dresses, 2 swimsuits and some shorts.  I drafted a shawl collar for Butterick 5315, resulting in a fun, yellow Easter dress.  I made pattern weights, a duct tape dress form, and learned how to separate serger thread spools.  I had a rockin' time making Halloween costumes for my husband and me.

I also made a ton of mistakes.  Whoops...did I let the cat out of the bag?  Yes, lots of projects were attempted and not all of them succeeded, but I learned a lot in the process.  I learned that I can't fit pants to save my life.  I learned that I really, really like knits.  They are quick, easy to fit, and comfortable to wear.  I learned to properly make a Small Bust Adjustment.  Yay! 

My Plans for 2013 Include:

Finish Lace Dress (Vogue 8667)
Red Party Dress with Vogue 8766
Appliance Cover using red gingham Ikea fabric
Couch Throw Pillows
Large Handbag using upholstery fabric
Sew a garment with chiffon fabric
Child's pajama pants and shirt
Christmas stocking
Baby Toms
Knit Blouse with fabric from Mood Fabrics
Halloween Costumes
Shorts in Red Fabric
Slacks with Craftsy lesson

I'm hoping to be able to get a DSLR camera to document all of this properly.  It is frustrating to know that pictures doesn't look how they could and that I don't have the right equipment to make them look better.  I wish they weren't so expensive.

I hope your New Year brings you possibilities, sunshine and smiles!

1 comment:

  1. Hey you've had a cool sewing year and it looks like you've some good stuff to stitch this year too.

    I'm a plan avoider in the sewing room! Probably because I'm such a slow sewer and then life comes along and interrupts. Sigh :o)


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