1 Year Blog & Sewing AnniversaryHappy birthday to
I figured that this would be a good moment to reflect on the past year and do a little project roundup.
Unfortunately there are two projects that should have been included in this list, the Butterick 3810 dress I started in February which still needs to be hemmed, and the 1940s palazzo pants from Simplicity 3354 which I have actually finished but unfortunately not photographed yet.
Altogether I have sewn 10 garments (I'm including the palazzo pants and Butterick 3810 dress). Maybe it's not too bad for a first year but honestly I'm a tiny bit disappointed. I had simply hoped to have sewn a lot more in one year. Now I know what you're thinking; quality over quantity! True, but quality isn't really the issue here. Actually, I think the quality of my sewing would improve if I sew more, simply because I get a lot more practice and routine. I am building an actual wardrobe here, and I really do need a lot more clothes. Ten garments a year simply won't cut it!
So I have decided to set a new goal for myself; By May 10th, 2015 I will try to have finished 24 (sewn) garments. So that's 2 garments a month. I think that should be doable!
The most important thing for me to remember, if I want to make that goal, is that I need to drop the indecisiveness. What will I sew next? How will I finish this seam? How will I hem this skirt? Am I going to use a placket or a zipper? All good questions to ask yourself while sewing, but I can seriously not touch a project for days just because I can't make up my mind whether I want to use a placket or a zipper. In the mean time I could have finished the garment! It's quite silly, really.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little roundup of the things I have made in the past year and how I feel about them in retrospect. Let me know: What was your favorite project? And how much would you like to sew (or knit) in one year? (Ideally, but realistically of course ;) )