A Year in Review

Well, I’m too disorganized to put together a year-long sewing retrospective. But, I thought I would share something restrospective related. Below are the garments and accesories I made this year.


From my count:

  • Two Vests
  • Three woven blouses
  • Three knit tops
  • Five woven dresses
  • Three knit dresses
  • Four skirts
  • Three pants
  • One bag
  • Three UFOs: MTP dress, a knit skirt and a woven skirt.

That’s about 28 things. Somehow less and at the same time more than I thought. Less than half are NOT BWOF. What are you gonna do? They work for me.

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Last Years Resolutions — Measuring Up
I swore I did a post about my sewing resolutions last year, but I can’t find it. So, I’m going to review the ‘goals’ along the sidebar of my blog:

Attempt a FBA on a Big 4 pattern
Umm. I made an FBA, but it was in a muslin for a dress for someone else that I ended up not making. So, I’m going to count this as a ‘yes’ since I essentially did make one.

Develop a sloper
Erg. No.

Draft something from said sloper
Again, I say ‘no’. And I’m in a mini-battle with the powers that be to let me work a flex schedule to take a drafting class in the spring.

Figure out my pants / crotch depth – length fitting issues
Well, no. But, I have found that it’s trousers I look good in and that’s sort of been my saving grace.

Flat fell seam a shirt
Nope. I know ‘serge’ and ‘fuse’ are the five and four letter words of fine garment sewing, but I’ve always had the vocab of a sailor.

Learn to make a blind hem
Lol. NO! I don’t care how easy you say it is, I just haven’t tried it.

Learn to use each of my serger feet
Almost there. This is detailed in my ‘I think I love my serger’ posts.

Make a double welt pocket (either jacket or pants)

Make a Tailored jacket
No! 2010 is our year baby!

Make bound buttonholes

Make jeans
No! But, I finally have the fabric.

Make shirts with collars and such that fit well
Well. I’m going to say YES! I made two awesome blouses this year.

Sew a wardrobe (mini or otherwise)
I’m working on it now.

Use French seams and construct a garment

So, I think my next post might be things to add to this list 🙂