Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow had this great idea to post up a bit of a summary of 2012. What a great idea to review how my sewing has evolved over the past 12 months.
I only started blogging at the end of April this year, the blogging originally started as a way for me to document what I was doing and how I was progressing, but as a result I have met (virtually of course) an amazing bunch of bloggers and readers that are so supportive and friendly – so thank you all!
I have been sewing for many, many years although with many a break too as life got in the way at various times. This time around I seem to be taking it more seriously and making more of an effort with each garment. Previously I didn’t take much time to alter the pattern, I used to cut the pattern larger than needed and then took in various seams as required. Now, I make the effort to cut smaller shoulders, do an FBA and anything else required to get a better fit. Of course this has resulted in garments I am much happier with and that I wear!
So starting with my favourite garments of the year in no particular order and not including a couple still to be photographed and blogged (these will possibly feature in next year’s round up) .
1. My cotton shirt-dress, this is so comfortable and I wear it all the time. It is great to wear to the office with some nice wedges, or to the mall with ballet flats.
2. Then we have my vintage pattern blue dress made to wear to a wedding earlier this year. I got loads of great comments like “Really, you made it? That’s amazing. I wish I could sew.” Funny isn’t it, I am pretty sure most people could sew if they really wanted to learn.
3. Kelly Skirt – I love this skirt, it is so versatile, dressy and casual depending on what I wear it with. Just a great wardrobe basic. Nuff said!