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)
Jeggings
Red Party Dress with Vogue 8766
Swimsuit
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
Curtains/Drapes
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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