I often get the question: how do you have the time to sew, AND have a full time job (that requires frequent meetings at night), AND take care of two kids? The truth is, I have a really awesome husband and really awesome parents. They share the load quite a lot, and every night, I sneak into my sewing for 10min – 1 hours (if I am REALLY lucky) and work on something. Some weeks, I go without sewing for 3 days and I’d start day dreaming about sewing and even get insomnia until i get to sew.
This year, I have made quite a lot of things considering how busy I was. However, I feel that I have made quite a few things thats quite not me.
Already in the recycle bin to be made into something else.
I liked this initially. But Hubby really did not like it and he’s starting to convince me. aii!
Hated it from the beginning – hubby loved it but could not sway me this time!
This one was difficult to wear. Next summer I will cut off the length and see if I like it better then.
Still just a “meh” about this. but may be I will like it more next year.
Not the greatest handicraft here. Probably will get re-made next year
This was worn very occasionally, I am not super into it.
I wore this frequently for a bit – but I am now out of love with it. I think floral is just not quite my thing unless its a dress.
The dress is not super well cut, esp on me – so I am not 100% in love with it. I am waiting for breastfeeding to be over to see if I like it more after my boobs get smaller.
Photographs well, but I dont wear it often. I might just not be into black tops.
Here are some of the stuff I liked, and worn often.
Fun addition to my wardrobe, definitely not a workhorse coat, but occasionally it is kinda fun.
Worn very frequently in the summer.
Two knit material tops – worn often.
lounge clothing – worn somewhat frequently.
She is probably going to wear this to death. She wears it at least once a week, not to mention that she wears it for all special occasions.
I only wore this once – but I liked the fit quite a lot. There’s not a lot of occasion to wear something like this.
Just a casual tank, worn often but not super special.
I wore this one almost every other day. Very good at home dress.
knitted scarf for my best friend K – she loved it!
Cardigan – worn often :)
striped sets – worn often!
I love how this looks, even though its a little like a chef coat or “ethic garb”, haha! Still love it!
Here are the clothing that I LOVED:
Worn almost every week in the spring, and I cant wait to wear it again when it gets warmer.
For a “special” designer piece that looks pretty impractical, I actually worn this REALLY frequently. I love it a lot and might make another one sometimes.
I love how this dress flutters in the wind. I wore it every week in the summer. Unfortunately this had worn apart in the wash. Next summer I will make another one.
I wore this one surprisingly often. I find that as I get older, I dont care as much about other people’s opinion, and I do not mind the extra attention from others from wearing something unconventional doing conventional things.
I LOVE this dress. the color is amazing and the cut is perfect.
And of course, the corsets:
Total makes: 33 pieces!
Project started : project completed/kept : project often worn ratio this year:
Even though the number made is higher than last year, they are mostly quick serger knit projects (15 of them!)
|dresses for me||11|
|Little K dress||2|
|scarf for friend||1|
The sewing have really slowed down starting September – my work got very busy then, and little A started waking up more at night. But I actually feel like I need to slow down my sewing and focus on making just a few pieces that I really love.
As for my new years resewlution last year to comment more on other blogs – that is not going so well. I dont sit in front of my computer when i look at blogs anymore – its mostly when I am putting little A to bed on my phone. Its way too hard to comment on blogs on my phone – and impossible if the blog is hosted by blogspot, even on a computer. So… I stopped stressing about it. Its making me a little tempted to try out instagram/twitter, though I am not sure how many sewists are on there.
Anyways! I am quite happy with my 2015 sewing, I am especially happy with finally completing my attempt at vogue1316 and Alexandar McQueen’s crazy kimono jacket pattern, as well as expanding my sewing skills to corsetry.