2011 was a great sewing year for me. I made 5 skirts, 3 pair of pants (including a wearable muslin), 9 dresses, 10 tops, 3 jackets, 6 home dec projects, 8 items for my kids (there is actually a lot more I just didn’t blog about them all). So I think a pretty well rounded sewing year. I am a little heavy in the dress area, especially since the whole idea of this blog is that I want to learn to dress casual and chic at the same time. I just really love dresses. So here are the highlights and the not so highlights.
2011 MOST COMPLIMENTED ITEM
This is BY FAR my most complimented garment ever. Once I was walking through Costco and a girl about 10 feet away from me stopped a conversation she was having with someone, walked straight up to me, grabed my arm while staring me straight in the face, and said vehemently “I LOVE your coat” then walked away. It was a little freaky but made me feel good all the same. This coat took A LOT of time so all the compliments are really nice. Plus I really love it and have worn it a bunch.
2011 BIGGEST DISASTER
Ya…. I really don’t like remembering this one, at least my daughter likes it.
2011 MOST PROUD I ACTUALLY MADE THIS ITEM
I mean really SELF DRAFTED JEANS!!!!!! If they weren’t jeans I would do some leg kicks while screaming “wooooooohoooooo, go me”! I do love these things, they are comfortable and look good. Now I need to make some in some other colors so that I can wear them without screaming at my children not to come within 5 feet of me. Oh and thanks to a lot of bleach they are still white!
2011 PERSONAL FAVORITE
I find it kind of funny that this year I have really tried to challenge myself with new sewing techniques and my favorite outfit consists of a blousy blouse and a simple pencil skirt. It just goes to show the power of great fabric.
Anyway I will say as I went through all my posts for the year I am mostly happy with everything I have made and it all gets worn a lot, so in sewing land that makes it a great year.
My only sewing resolution for the new year will be to do it because I love it and have fun with it. I hope you all have a great new year. It has been fun “getting to know you all” through your blogs. Thanks!