It seems that although we greatly differ in styles and productivity everyone seemed to enjoy their own sewing challenges and grew in the process. I do think the internet contributes to this a lot-we learn and are inspired by others .
|New sewing project.|
My sewing statistics were less in previous years because my sewing challenge was to slow down, enjoy the process more , do my personal best and try new techniques . Therefore although I only sewed 13 items for myself in 2012 I am more than happy with this. I do not need more clothes but I still want to sew.
Overall I sewed 27 items for the year - 14 for others - mostly my daughters but also my husband and mother-in-law. I sewed 11 new patterns a couple of which I then repeated later on. For my family the fabrics were purchased specifically for their projects but for myself I used all stash fabric so my stash is just a tad smaller than last year - not that my sewing room looks any less cluttered :) .
So now it is a new year and a new sewing challenge -
|yes that is my cutting table .|
I have finally cut out my knipmode skirt - I bought three magazines back in July 2012 and have been looking forward to attempting this pattern which is from the skirt supplement of the May edition . It is a Michael Kors design knockoff and I have taken a picture to show the unusual shaped pieces. The above picture shows the skirt front at the top and the skirt back pieces below. There are also the waist facing pieces and a long narrow rectangle ( which I have not cut out yet ) .
This project will be a challenge for me in several ways and so what better way to start a new year .
It will be a totally different fashion style to what I am used to , the magazine is written in dutch ( and now I know where the term It is all Double Dutch comes from ) and I am going to try bound buttonholes and possibly mitred corners. There now I have done it - it is written down in black and white and I can not back away. Wish me good luck.
I look forward to continuing to reading everyone`s sewing blogs in 2013 . I also look forward to hopefully a happy, healthy , safe , interesting and varied year. Cheers Janine.