I thought I would make a mosaic of the things I’ve made, and compare it with my plans for this year. Dangerous really as it shows that I did some of it but not all of it!
(Edit – My mosaic went walkabout!)
The main thing I wanted to achieve in 2011 and failed was a better understanding of pattern drafting. I’ve come to the conclusions that I need to use commercial patterns more first to get a better grounding in how patterns work etc.
I also failed to make lots of clothes for myself with only 1 skirt, 1 dress and 1 top! How rubbish is that? I DID make a dress for my MIL and a couple of things for Miss M but an epic fail for me. Miss C also didn’t get a look in this last year, something she is very aware of so that needs to be rectified in 2012! I also made a few things for the home this year as well, especially Christmas.
I have a plan, I’m still fed up of always being badly dressed and have come to the conclusions that maybe dresses are my saviour. In the summer months I wear RTW dresses 90% of the time but in the colder months its just jeans and t-shirts and not very flattering ones at that. So I need more dresses. And I’m setting myself a challenge. I plan to make 1 dress each month. 12 dresses in 2012!
- New Look 6802 I already have this one lined up although I’m wondering how the gathering will work on my tummy but well see what a muslin looks like.
- Simplicity 2406 which came with Sew Magazine recently, I was thinking of View C as a wintery version and View D as a summer version.
- Burda #101 I want to make another version of this but with a circle skirt rather than a rectangle
- Burda #104 which I want to use a a base for a basic well fitted bodice that I can then adapt (boat neck, v-neck etc) and ambitiously draft a sleeve to fit the bodice!
What about you, do you have 2012 sewing plans, will you give yourself a challenge like me? Stevie has called them Re-sewlutions which I think is a great name, do you have re-sewlutions? What are you going to do better this year or what new skill are you going to pick up?
P.S. Its 2 years since I started this blog! Can’t believe its gone so quickly and I can’t believe how rubbish I am at updating! Next year will be different I promise!!!!!