Dresses: 2 Both from the same vintage pattern. (Really 1.9, since one of them ain't hemmed yet ... ) As I recall, I chose this pattern because it was a bit different from the other 1950s dresses I'd tried. I also sewed the dresses in drape-y rayon fabrics, and while I love rayon for skirts and blouses, for some reason I don't seem to like it as much in a dress. Not sure why ... something to ponder.
|Looks like it was made from bed linens ... but isn't.|
Blouses: 1 The pale pink Sewaholic Alma from the beginning of the year. It's okay, but the first version was better. Both are rayon challis, but the darker challis I used for my first Alma looks and feels nicer, even though both fabrics were the same (dirt cheap) price, and bought from Fabric Mart at the same time. I also need something better to pair this blouse with -- I didn't really like it with the jeans I modeled it with. (I also decided I hated the jeans and they are at Goodwill now ... may they go forth and share their misery with some other unsuspecting fool.)
|Well at least the dog is cute.|
Knit tops: 2 Really? That's it?? I must do better this year. The two I made are Renfrews, so obviously winners. Since they're striped, double winners.
Skirts: 11 Thaaats more like it. Though the "miss" ratio was higher than it seems it should have been (and only about half have made it onto the blog). I wear skirts to work quite a lot, so they're the most useful item I can sew for myself. However, I also seem to be a bit picky about them, and perhaps unintentionally have embarked on a journey in search of my "perfect skirt". I think I am getting close ... and on that note I have a new skirt I'll try to photograph and share tomorrow.
|More real-world compliments than anything else I've sewn ever (total compliments: 2).|
Pacific Moons: 5 (aka, skirts for schmeebot) Only half as many as last year! 2014 will bring more, I am sure of it.
|This is what sewing Zen looks like.|
So, I made 21 items this year (as opposed to 34 last year). Not so bad really. I wouldn't say that I learned any new skills, but I did use my vintage sewing machines quite a lot!
I also got back into drawing, a long-neglected hobby I'd been struggling to re-engage with for the past few years. That's a big deal for me. But my biggest accomplishments of the year were at work (and I worked darn hard for them too, hence the long hiatus).
And 2014? I have more dreams than I'll have time for. (Some are on their way here par avion from Deer & Doe.) So I guess my biggest wish for the new year is to make the most of my time, so I can do as much as I can. The rest ... we can talk about it next year, I suppose!