ARGH – silly blogger, this was meant to publish over two weeks ago… The scheduler didn’t work.
2013, well it was to be the year of stashbusting… that didn’t happen. I got well and truly sucked in by the pretties on sale in my local fabric shops and the enabling from my lovely WSBN friends.
I did hope to make trousers for the first time, well I did make trousers, but they weren’t for me, they were for Mr N, some loud trousers for him to play golf in..
Looking at my makes, I did actually learn a number of new skills.
Flat fell seams – Mr N’s shirt was completely finished with flat fell seams
Hong Kong seaming – my self-drafted pencil skirt was finished with these
Sewing with knits – I finished the Cake Tiramisu and I’ve also made my first Renfrew (not blogged about) Yay! Feeling happier about knit fabrics now.
Fly front zip – although I don’t have photos, I’ve learned how to stitch a fly front when I made Mr N’s trousers.
Hand-picked zip – I learned how to hand pick a zip and have actually used this method twice now, the first was on my Lily Anna
Phew! I’m quite impressed with myself! I think that’s all
Vital statistics of makes:
Tops, including blouses — 4
Dresses — 4
Skirts — 3
Skort (not blogged about yet) — 1
Trousers (mens) — 1
In addition, I knitted a beret and have also made the curtains for our lounge/diner. Life itself has been pretty hectic, we’ve moved house and I also broke my ankle giving me an enforced sewing absence of a few weeks.
Our Wellington Sewing Bloggers Network has grown from strength to strength, we now have 26 members and it’s great to have a group of local sewers I can ask for help, meet up with, compare patterns and go fabric shopping with 🙂
I really am not going to think about how much fabric went in and went out of the stash. All I know is, the numbers go the wrong way!
What I have done at last, is create an extra page of makes at the top of blog. This page is still very much under construction, so please excuse the spacing, size of photos, etc. At the moment, the page starts with makes made within the life of this blog, but I’m intending to add older makes which I still have too.
I’ll finish with what I consider my fave makes from 2013…
Here’s to 2014!