My compilation sewing photos from this year have run to five pages! I kicked off the year with a holiday from work and went on a sewing bender in January
A couple of months passed and I was inspired to get into my Japanese sewing books by the wonderful series that Cherie hosted. I enjoyed the posts and found the explanations excellent but I'm always one to figure things out for myself and really just wanted to sew along, and so my blog was born.
More than anything it just had to be created as the Film Petit idea of an Elle Driver Moschino suit was under way...
flipped" pattern to date but I've got that button proudly displayed and I'm following along.
Onto another silly idea that had to be made, I did some more pattern mashing and created my Kenzo pants. I seem to have mislaid the Tiger sweater photo from this set, but I was continuing my new found love of painting stuff on clothes and amusing myself in creating another couture knock off after my Moschino suit. I also taught myself some blogging HTML and made my first "button" in honour of my pattern mash pants.
To have been invited to pattern test Once Upon A Sewing Machine's Ruffled PJ's was a real honour. I had figured I was going to need to start using my facebook account and stalking the clever folk who make patterns if I ever wanted to join the "reviewers" set. That's just not my style, so I was really thrilled when I was asked to test the pattern and the pink one's (which also seem to have missed the picture selection) are A's absolute favourite things in the world.
As the year drew to a close there were lots of gifts to sew. Gifts for p's wonderful kindergarten as well as for family at Christmas time.
My idea of making everything in the Little Things To Sew book grew wings, gained a sponsor and a Flickr group, and I'm now getting flogged in my own race by Sharon aka mama_knowles03! The fun part is seeing the Flickr pool grow photo by photo and the list of members which, for me, reads like a who's who of the sewing I admire.
Since I sew to amuse myself there were no misses. (sewing to clothe myself would be a laughable idea!) Anything that was frustrating to make taught me something. The freaky sewing luck I had where things worked, patterns/stripes matched, or fabric remnants were just enough, was the icing on the cake. Having a blog (sorry, still can't use "blog" as a verb!) and sharing things made me feel like less of a craft nerd and like I was part of something bigger.
I'm not one to make resolutions but I'd be very happy to keep doing this kind of stuff. It's such fun isn't it?!