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Happy New Year and a quick look back

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!  I hope you ended 2012 on a high, we relaxed and had a few drinks and nibbles with our neighbours, it was a great way to end the year.

Currently working on a quilt for my nephew

I've always been really impressed by the year end wrap ups that other bloggers do.  It's a great way to take stock of what you've sewn for the year and take a look at the wins and the fails.  I made 57 items in 2012 which breaks down like this:
31 items for me
2 items for Wade
19 items for the girls, and
5 'other' items (predominantly home sewing)

My favourite and most worn item this year would be my slim fit black pants, they're worn at least once a week and you'll be seeing another pair soon.


My biggest fail is the mission maxi with the godet.  I took it off after taking the photos and it never even made it into the wardrobe.  I thought it would be fabulous but I don't like the way it looks on me and the godet doesn't work with my lifestyle.



My biggest surprise for 2012 was this dress.  I started off feeling very 'meh' about it and yet throughout winter I reached for it regularly and felt good wearing it.


2013 will see me sewing from my stash.  I have a list of over 20 items that I'd like to make and I have the fabric for all of them (if I get organised I'll put them on a tab at the top).  I'm also going to participate in Cloth Habit's bra sew-along.  All the fabulous bras made by other bloggers has convinced me to give it a go (that and $80 price tag on my favourite bra!).

Thank you all for your kind words and support in 2012, wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013 with plenty of awesome sewing.

11 comments:

Gabrielle Corbett said...

Love those black trousers! Wishing you a great year in 2013 too - you've made so many clothes this year that I've coveted, and I'll be hoping for more of the same in 2013 :-).

Thank you too for all your supportive comments on my blog this year; I've really appreciated them.

Sharon said...

Wow that is a lovely amount of garments, how do you do it with kids and work? Love what you sew and look forward to seeing what you have planned for 2013.

Wishing you all the very best for 2013.

Rachel said...

I love those black pants too. And I really love the godet mission maxi on you - but I feel the same way - maybe not an easy dress for every day running about. Happy new year!

poppykettle said...

That last 'surprise' dress looks fabulous to me - I'm not surprised it eventually won you over! Its looks comfortable and stylish (and office appropos) to boot.

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fabric epiphanies said...

It is a shame about the maxi dress but I am pleased the blue dress grew on you.

Happy New Year

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