Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wow! Another year. A lot more sewing. More sewing than I've even shared here. Its so hard to get good pictures this time of year in my part of the universe.
Looking back over 2014, what I've made is mostly things I wear everyday-- skirt and t-shirts. I don't purchase a lot of clothing and what I do is usually thrifted, but now I can say my wardrobe is probably 75 percent made by me. I wear at least one handmade garment everyday. I'm proud of that.

I'm also proud that I have used my sewing talents to enhance my home. This is something I have never done much before this year. I even did a little bit of sewing for other people. (I still miss the Selfish Seamstress!)

I also worked on "One Big Project" until my little fingers hurt! More about that soon.

So now the obligatory tally, more or less:

14 Tops
11 Skirts
7 Jackets/Cardigans
1 Dress
7 Pairs of Drapes
14 Dishtowels
2 Crib sheets
2 Pillows
One Big Project

So how did I do with last years resolution (to focus on detail)? I give myself an B+. I did do two projects that took over a month to complete but for the most part, feel like I'm sewing volume not quantity. Maybe what I need to do is lighten my hoard so I don't feel so much like I have to conquer it.

And this brings me to my 2015 Resolution: to only make garments that coordinate with each other and with what's already in my closet & to not waste time and mental energy on things I don't love.


  1. Oh my gosh! 7 pairs of drapes! I like your last thought "to not waste time and mental energy on things you don't love" Agreed. Look forward to your makes in the coming year.

  2. I re-read "7 pairs of drapes". Hahaha.

    Sounds like a great year for you!! And you're right, no sense expending energy on a project you don't love!