Today my blog reminded me its been two whole years since I started writing. I was recently showing a friend what I had done and it was strange to think how many things (thanks to the dressmaking course) I had made and learned. Its easy to forget.
Given 2013 is nearly over a brief recap is perhaps in order. Accomplishments: continuing and completing city and guilds course, despite at times not knowing what I was doing or if it was a good idea. Finishing my first hand drafted from scratch dress. Slightly horrified still at the cost. So far have worn it once on a night out (have to wait until summer now to get some more wear out of it) and its gone back in the wardrobe since.
My fabric stash which I try to remain in firm control of has had a bit of a dent put in to it by consistent sewing. There are a couple of projects now which are near completion and need finishing. So hopefully I will soon have to share another version of the jacket I made to wear to my sister’s wedding. Rescue the green skirt I made but never wore (it needs rehemming). Given the crease factor though I sadly doubt it will get regular use.
I also have nearly finished (courtesy of some help from my talented quilting sister) a quilt I made several year back but still needed to add the backing to. It’s now nearly done (just needs another set of quilting stitching). It’s pretty large, 2 meters by 2 meters. It will be lovely to put on my bed.
Naturally having reached the end point of a number of projects has resulted in more storage space. But not for long. Cant have my remaining fabric get lonely. The perfect excuse for a miniature shopping spree. I have recently bought some new patterns in the burda sale, and matching fabric. So my living room carpet has stacks of tissue paper scraps like confetti scattered everywhere. The dining area where I’ve cut out the fabric for a jersey wool dress for Butterick B5559 is not much better. I have bought some new hoover bags as the current one is full!
So happy new year everyone, I hope you have some fun sewing plans ahead, and I hope to post more photos soon of some of the things I have mentioned above. I hope you have enjoyed following my adventures and mishaps this year. Wish me better luck for the following one!