It’s that time of the year again, looking back and looking forward, making plans. Considering that I haven’t touched my sewing machines for more than 2 weeks now and have been sewing irregularly in the past year, I have completed more items than I thought: 31 projects finished. Not a lot, and quite a few of those projects were easy tops, but still a number.
The tops: most of them are liked and worn, with the exception of the blouse with the flowers and the white wrap top. The flowers are not “me”, and I should learn to buy fabric not too impulsively. I can’t pin down what is wrong with the wrap top, perhaps I should take it out again when spring comes and I will like it better?
The bra’s, mostly tnt patterns that I can make up in an evening. The exception is the MakeBra pattern I recently tried. That I will try again and make a few little changes for my comfort.
Only 2 jackets. The first one I’ve worn very, very much. The second I finished in fall, while I think the colors suit a different season better. Consequently I have not worn it a lot yet.
Dresses: even 4 of them. I’ve changed quite a bit. I also bought 2 rtw dresses and wear a dress quite regularly now.
This change is reflected in the number of trousers I made: only 1! By now I feel a shortage of them in my wardrobe. I’ve thrown out a few that I found too wide, and now I miss a few basic winter ones. Must work on that.
To finish the list I made 2 quite distinctive skirts. I like them but haven’t worn them. Perhaps I should stick to a solid color or make a combination to wear. Now they are more or less orphans in my closet.
Well, that’s my 2012 summary. Of course I have a few things planned for sewing. No fixed list though. In the next week or so I want to go through the fabric collections and make a plan for a wardrobe collection of some sort. I’m thinking of doing the “one pattern, many looks” contest on Pattern Review which starts January 1. I’ll keep you posted in the next year on my sewing adventures.