After seeing everybody’s top 5 projects, I thought it would be fun to do the same. It was always interesting to look back at what you made and see how far you came in a year. Also, it’s nice opportunity to reflect and provides a snapshot of what you sewed in 2016. So here my 2016 year in review.
The top project is my refashion tank top; this one was surprising as it was just something I quickly made without putting a lot of thought into it. It does work well, it is the right length, the right colour and is one of those rare items of clothing that you can just throw on and easily dress it up or down. I wore it well into the fall and even as I write this I’m wearing it under a sweater.
Favourite Thing To Make
My favourite thing to make this year was my black and white stripe dress it was just the right blend of challenging but still doable. The dress was also the first thing I made on my dress form, and I had lots of fun deciding just how the stripes should go.
Just as a disclaimer, this is the worst project that made it to the blog.I made other mistakes that died before they were finished the garment. So my worst project is Sorbetto Shirt it’s too short, and I don’t like how the fabric looks on the shirt
Biggest Lesson I Learnt
This lesson will probably sound common sense to most people but took a while for it to sink in. I have to sew for the life I have, while I love dresses most days it’s jeans and a t-shirt. And that okay, I just have to keep that in mind while sewing. Right now my life is more casual, so it only makes sense to sew casual clothes. So simple but still extremely important that I keep this in mind while sewing.
Biggest Goal For 2017
My biggest thing I would like to learn is pattern making. Not just tracing a pattern off my clothes but drafting a pattern from scratch. An added bonus of pattern making would be that I could offer free patterns on here.
I never really think much of my sewing projects after they get finished. It’s fascinating to look back and see what gets worn the most and which ones get thrown into the back of your closet.