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2007 almost gone

2007 in sewing terms was a year in which I feel I really got back to sewing. I did sew a lot in the past for myself, but that hobby was mostly lost in the past 10-15 years. I did sew for my children a lot. And I liked that very much, though it doesn't give as much challenge as sewing for myself, both technically and fitting wise.

Early in the year I published my first review on Pattern Review, which I had discovered in November last year. Since then I wrote 44 reviews, most of them on clothes for myself. There were successes and failures, but I enjoy sewing immensely again.

In April I started this blog, and that too is fun, though I have thought a few times to stop writing, as I was afraid it was not adding too much to my reviews. Now I think that it is a good opportunity to show what I'm working on, and try to share things in the sewing process that not always become that clear in a review. From the comments I think at least a few people like to read it, I'm very thankful for those comments.
And I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reads this blog and especially those who comment more or less regularly. I appreciate this very much.

And I enjoy very much the sewing community on the internet in general, it's such a friendly place. I read entries on Stitchers Guild regularly, though I don't post a lot there, it's a very nice community too.
And last but not least: all other blogs that are sewing related. It's a joy to read about sewing activities of others, I learn a lot of those bloggers that have better skills than I have, and others have great ideas about embellishment, or change a pattern that I would never have thougth of etc. Thank you all! Which makes me remind me of the fact that I have to update my link-list in the sidebar. There are so many more blogs that I enjoy reading, that are not mentioned yet there.

Next post I'll tell you about my sewing plans for the new year. Now I'll change my jeans for something more festive, we have friends over in an hour to celebrate "old and new" as we say here.



  1. Sigrid - well said! Please keep on with your blog, your notes and pictures are very helpful - you are very generous with the way you share what you've learned. 44 reviews - you're generous and inspirational! Happy New Year.

  2. It has been wonderful to discover your sewing voice this year. I look forward to the wonderful projects and garments that you will make in 2008!

    Have a very happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in the coming year.

  4. I read your blog often- thanks for posting!

    Happy New Year & Happy Sewing!

  5. Happy New Year, Sigrid! I enjoy and am inspired by your blog. Thanks for all that you share here.

  6. Happy new year! I for one am glad you have continued to blog :)

  7. Hallo sigrid, bedankt voor je reactie op m'n blog :)
    Wat een geweldige blog heb je zelf. Heel inspirerend :)

    Er zijn trouwens meerdere nederlandse bloggers die over kleding maken schrijven hoor. En misschien heb je ook nog niet de vereniging sancho ontdekt. of Daar vind je een hoop dames die ook kleding maken.

    In ieder geval heb ik nu je weblog bij m'n favorieten toegevoegd.

    Ik wens je een fijn en creatief 2008



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