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
Sew a garment with chiffon fabric
Knit Blouse with fabric from Mood Fabrics
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!