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Friday, January 4, 2013
2012 The year in review
Last January, three months before I started this blog, I bought a notebook and started making notes about my sewing projects. I was interested in seeing just how many things I made over the course of a year. Soon I realized the benefit of having photos so I started this web log (nobody says that anymore, do they?) Looking back over this past year, the first thing I looked to was the first page of that notebook.
I think I did pretty well: 1. Pair of jeans: No, although I am currently working on this 2. Draft my own patterns: I read a pattern drafting book, took a lot of measurements and drafted a sloper that was not quite right. But I did use the knowledge from that book to modify many a pattern this year. I did draft 2 new purse patterns this year. 3. Bound buttonholes. Did that, plus welt pockets, too! 4. Use up all my fabric (haha): That one's still funny!!!!
5. Intersperse other crafts: Yes, mostly jewelry. I taught myself something I had wanted to learn for a long time: how to knot pearls:
What I made before I started this blog
Since the notebook had only pattern numbers, I had no recollection what some things were until I looked up the pattern numbers.
7 Blouses, 2 Jackets, 2 Sweaters, 1 Negligee, 2 Vests, 1 Coat
What I made after I started this blog
Wow! I cannot believe this:
5 Jackets, 5 T-shirts, 14 Skirts, 15 Tops, 1 Smoking jacket, 6 Purses, 5 Dresses, 4 Pillows, 2 Kimonos,
3 Fascinators, 1 Men's shirt, 3 Vests, 3 Pants, 1 Tunic
That's a lot of sewing!!!
Of course, there were a few failures too, mainly do to poor fabric selection. I'm not going to dredge up any of that unpleasantness!
My 2013 Goals
1. Again: pants
2. Again: pattern making. I would like to get a truly accurate sets of measurements and make a truly accurate sloper