2015 Sewing Review

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.ย 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.ย 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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,ย 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:

 

33:31:23

Even though the number made is higher than last year, they are mostly quick serger knit projects (15 of them!)

number made
sergered top/sweaters 12
corsets 2
coat 1
summer jacket 2
dresses for me 11
Skirt 2
Little K dress 2
scarf for friend 1
total 33

 

 

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.

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10 responses to “2015 Sewing Review

  • HannahS

    Wonderful! I love reading your blog. Always inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cation Designs

    Join us all on IG! There are so many sewcialists on IG, it’s pretty much replaced all my blog commenting. I found that my commenting suffered too, once I started doing all my blog reading on my phone at 3 am while waiting for SHB to fall back asleep. It’s only the blogs I really love that I take the time to comment on my laptop ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And I totally hear you on the getting older = caring less thing. I feel like I’m coming more into my own every year, even though I used to think that getting older would be terrible.

    I totally laughed at your comment about K’s Elsa dress. Every sewist I know who’s made an Elsa dress has had similar things to say about frequency of wear!

    • juebejue

      okay, i think i will give IG a try!! thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ I remember many times trying to comment on your blog and giving up! then if i am very motivated i will dig your your email addr and email you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beth (SunnyGal Studio)

    you accomplished so much, especially with all your responsibilities. And thank you for the email ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love your posts- the photography is always so beautiful and you pick interesting locations that compliment the items. Happy New Year, Beth

  • Becky

    I’ve gotten away from Twitter a bit, as I find it hard to keep up with. I do love Instagram, though. There are a lot of sewists, fun little photo challenges, and it’s very easy to scroll through and get a sewing fix. It looks like you’ve had quite the productive year, and hopefully you’ll be able to salvage some of those less-loved items.

  • Kristine

    Wow, this is a very comprehensive list to see! Not sure why you are letting your hubby convince you for not loving that dress, I really thought it looked good on you!

  • Marion Skinner

    I just love your posts, You are genuine!! It makes a huge difference. Your year end summaries inspire others.

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