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Well, this was my least productive sewing year as long as I’ve been blogging. And you know what? I’m okay with that. I said last year I was going to sew less throw away pieces and more staples.
First, let’s look at my planned out garments.
Wool Trench Coat: Yeah Girls!!! I sewed a motherloving coat! I pulled this baby out for the first time last week and wanted to just put it on the floor and make a bed. I love every single thing about this coat. Everything. It makes me want to sew a shorter version. Mmmm. LOVE.
Burberry Trench: Done. It didn’t come out the way I pictured, but it’s gotten and obscene amount of wear already. I didn’t finish it in January like I planned. But, it was ready for fall.
Birthday Dress: Ummm. No. I did end up going to Florida and made my mom an awesome blouse. So proud of it. I never sew for other people and she looked amazing and was so so happy I sewed for her.
Rain Gear / Netherlands: Yep. This, I did. I went to the Netherlands and made myself rain pants. Sounds like not that big a deal? I learned all kinds of new things and have actually gotten to wear said rain paints in my every day life.
Seersucker Social: Yes. Done. But, not great. My first skirt was too friggin short. But, possibly the best my legs have looked. Ever. And, I gave away the vest because it was too big in the bust.
Overall, I met my goals. The highlight of my year was my trip to the Netherlands and meeting the Dutch / Belgian based bloggers.
I wish I could do that every year. I always say to my mom I wish I was blogging when we went to Australia five years ago. I’d have a whole country of people I’d try to meet up with!
So, that’s my sewing 2011. Sorry it’s late!