No sewing here this week. I managed to buy a zipper for my dress, but that's all I did!
On April 25 last year I entered my first post on my blog. One of the reasons to start a blog was, as I stated then "Perhaps blogging about my projects will help me finish them before starting something else (which I'm in the habit of doing)". And yes, in general I can say that it helped with that.
Of course I had doubts about not being a native English speaker (and the international language is English), what could I add and of course: are my projects interesting enough. I enjoyed reading the blogs of others and in the end just gave it a try. It's been quite an experience and it's fun.
I think I have inspired a few people to sew lin gerie, or at least shown that it is quite possible to make your own.
And I feel so inspired by all of you who have blogs or write reviews on PR. It made me go out of my comfort zone: buy new books, try new techniques, knock-off a rtw garment, try to make a planned wardrobe (didn't finish in time for the PR contest).
All in all I'm so very happy to be part of this great international sewing community.
Well let me say a big thank you again to all those who commented and shared thoughts and opinions in the last year. Some of you did this by sending me a private e-mail message. Wonderful to hear from you all.
But also those who just read and not leave comments: nice that you're there and read my blog.
From the statistics I see visitors form all over the world, sometimes it's a strange feeling that while I'm looking at the world map on the sitemeter, I see that someone from the other side of the world is reading my blog.
On the inspiration side: have you seen Connie's bag? It's so gorgeous that I ordered the kit to make one too. It's like Els said in her comment on my first bag in March: I've a new hobby: sewing bags/leather.
And in my holidays I'm going to try to make a pattern for this top, it's from Roberto Rodriguez:
I'm able to take my sewing machine with me! So I might even make a muslin.