|sewn in 2012|
|knitted in 2012|
A total of 23 FOs (one Sorbetto has never been photographed, or blogged, but has been worn a lot).
Scout woven tee with 3/4 sleeves - it goes with everything and is super comfy. Win win.
FlopsColette Violet blouse (x2) - I failed twice with this and then gave up. It helped me realise that though it's v cute, it's just not my style, and I need to really not get carried away by what others are making - I should stick to my own thing. Also, Colette patterns just don't work for me. I've sold all of my mine second hand on eBay (and made quite a decent return on them). But I've kept the Beignet skirt - I am still tempted to try it.
Simplicity 2444 dress (unphotographed) - I talked the talk with this one, but just couldn't walk the walk. I made a muslin, tweaked the fit and had it looking lovely. Then somewhere between the muslin and the final version, something went wrong. So frustrating. Perhaps I over-fit it; perhaps the muslin fabric had more give than the fashion fabric; perhaps (and quite probably) I went up a whole dress size in the month between muslin and final. It makes me feel sad just thinking about it.
Darling Ranges dress (unphotographed) - 5 muslins, one hot mess. I gave up.
Banksia blouse (unphotographed) - I made a muslin, it didn't fit and I couldn't work out why so I gave up. It was soon after the Darling Ranges and 2444 disasters, so I didn't have the energy to deal with it. Also, I discovered the Scout Woven tee. But I will revisit the Banksia blouse in 2013.
2012: reflectionsI didn't have any crazy or unrealistic plans when I started out this year. I wanted to make:
- new PJs
- Colette Ginger (in olive brushed cotton twill)
- Colette Beignet (in navy needlecord)
- Colette Violet (in a Liberty lawn)
- Wiksten Tova shirt (in a brushed cotton)
- A dress for a wedding (*the failed 2444*)
Looking aheadIn 2013, I want to:
- Work on gaining a better understanding of fit and how to tackle my particular fitting challenges. I'm going to contact my local Palmer-Pletch instructor and take a few workshops.
- Make a Sewaholic Minoru jacket.
- Maybe make the Colette Beignet skirt I've been talking about all this time!
- Knit a cardigan.
- Finish my quilt!
- Sew a dress (any dress).
- Get to grips with sewing knits.
I also want to STOP buying fabric unless I desperately need it!
And in a non-sewing-related aside, I really want to get into shape again. I spent my 20s being the thin girl who could eat cake all day and still be thin. Now that I'm approaching my mid-30s, I still love cake (and have developed a love for cheese), but boy do I pay for it. So instead of giving it up entirely, I'm just going to have to eat a bit less of it, and move a bit more. Also, I just feel unfit, and it's not a good feeling. So, I've bought some running shoes, and will start the Couch to 5K programme. But I won't bore y'alls with that here.
Happy 2013 folks!