Sunday, January 28, 2018

2017: My year in review

Soooo, 2017 has past and 2018 is as fresh as a newborn baby! I wish you all the best of luck for 2018 and that all your dreams may come true!

A new year means it's time to take a look at 2017 and see if I passed my yearly challenge of sewing 1 garment a month. Ready to see some lovely makes? Here we go!

1. So back in January 2017 I blogged about a Vintage Blouse I made. I immediatly planned on sewing a 2nd one, but that had to wait 'till november 2017 (not blogged about, yet)

2. Between planning a wedding and changing jobs, I didn't really find a lot of time or courage to sew something. So for about 6 months I didn't really sew a lot. Untill I saw Jennifer Lauren's Laneway Dress. I immediatly started this test version.

3. One month after my own wedding, my sister married. So off course I needed a new dress for the occasion! It was a Tried-and-True (TNT) pattern that I've made several versions of. Blogged about it in July, but finished back in May.

4. Soon after that I decided to finally make that 2nd Akita Blouse from Seamwork magazine. Simple, straight forward and a beautiful wardrobe stable.

5. After the wearable muslin, I had to make a Laneway Dress in my desired fashion fabric. Although I didn't always like to wear pink, if it's the right shade, I quite like it!

6. Soon after the Laneway Dress came Itch To Stitch's Chai Shirt Dress. It was the first time I ever made a Shirtdress and I really love it! Next time though, I'll make an underskirt when I'm using cotton. It clings to my stockings whenever I wear them. That's the downside of cotton.

7. Having purchased Jennifer Lauren's Gable Top in the summer, I hadn't quite come around to sewing it untill it was autumn. Sewn in October and blogged about in November, this has become a wardrobe favorite of mine. Both fabric as pattern are super lovely!

8. Even though I haven't blogged about it (yet), I finished a second Vintage Blouse, like I talked about with the Tree Blouse. It has been worn, but not as much as the wearable muslin. The fabric is just a bit too brown and the small checkers are not as much to my liking as I would've thought. Perhaps that's the reason I haven't blogged about it yet.

9. In December I decided to make a new Christmas Dress, 1 week before my Christmas Parties began! So after some marathon sewing I finished 2 dresses. The first one is the wearable muslin in black with a black-and-white checkered top. Not blogged about yet, but if you follow me on social media (Instagram and Facebook) you undoubtedly have seen it!

10. And then last but not least: The actual Christmas Dress! Love it to bits, but it will be a while before I sew with Satin again! Very flattering but sooooooo slippery and it shows Every. Little. Mistake you've made while sewing.

Conclusion: 10 makes for only 6 months of really sewing isn't too bad. It's not the 12 that I amed for, but I'm a happy gal!

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