I was inspired by all the year-end posts to do my own. You can either interpret that as imitation=flattery or copying=lazy. Your choice!
I didn’t set any formal goals, but I did set out to relearn how to install an invisible zipper. I did one maybe 10 years ago and it turned out just fine, but for some reason it didn’t silence my fear of them. I actually accomplished this, and now have a box of standard zippers I don’t know what to do with! I can’t use anything but invisibles now!
In 2010, I want to make either a bound buttonhole or a welt pocket, and make pants with a waistband that don’t look crappy. I’d also say I want to learn how to fit a jacket, but I have no way of doing that since the books are not helping me.
I didn’t sew as much as I would’ve liked this year. I’m not sure there’s one particular reason for this, but I’ve been picking up the pace lately. It did help to get a lumbar support contraption for my chair. My back gets sore if you look at it wrong.
My favorite garment I made was Vogue 8581, which I happened to cut another of last nite:
The garment I get the most compliments on is Simplicity 3833, which is my second version of it:
I also did a bit of home dec sewing this year, since I moved to a bigger house. I love these pillows. The appliques are from the sadly defunct Adorn magazine:
I made a total of 46 items this year. Here’s the breakdown:
Well, it’s not as bad as I thought- a little less than one item per week. However, I’m hoping to do more this year. And the year is not even over yet, and I cut out 5 garments last night, so I might be updating this post before the New Year!