A quick recap of the year in sewing. My 2013 SWAP theme was Chocolate Dreams. Storyboard here:
As you may recall, my life got a little hectic before the Spring came when my adorable husband had a heart attack rapidly followed by a quadruple bypass and a stay in the hospital and then extensive nursing for a bit when he got home. Kind of limited my sewing time for a while!
But as I counted up the other day, counting my 7 Sure Fit Design bodice muslins, I completed over 30 garments in 2013. A good year in spite of some epic fails!
(If I count all of the SFD muslins, it's 39!)
We’ll start with the epic fails:
Brown wool slacks that I forgot to add the seam allowances; floral cowl that’s neckline reaches down for exciting views; seersucker bowling shirt; redesigned seersucker bowling shirt and black and tan rayon cap sleeve shirt (not shown); flutter sleeve cardigan that is way too fluttery.
The not quite there yets: Aqua/tan/brown floral tee where I mistook a stretch fabric for a knit and didn’t add enough ease; Multiple Sure Fit Designs Bodices; multiple bras.
The good ones that are worn regularly: Nicole’s skirt; Long sleeve brown tee~ also a short sleeved tee and a tank out of the same fabric; chevron striped tee; brown/black stripe pants; tan tee; brown batik top; brown/aqua/orange print tee; twill pants; black & aqua tee; black/aqua/tan linen; taupe micro suede over shirt (looks greenish but isn't); Brown/white cardigan; tan tank that went with the flutter sleeve cardigan; jungle tank; fleece topper; leaf print shirt; Dale’s sweatpants; my sweatpants; my brown pants slip and brown wool pants. (Not all are shown!)
As I look back, it was a great year for sewing. I learned a lot about fitting the body I have now instead of waiting for it to get to the body I want. I put together a pretty cohesive wardrobe over the year. My closet is much more friendly each morning when I’m looking for things to wear.
I am inspired by all of my blog friends wherever they may be. I do watch Stitcher’s Guild although I’m not a super active poster there. I learn from all of you and love seeing your creations and hearing your thoughts.
My goals for 2014 are to do a complete SWAP, and if it doesn’t work out in the time frame allotted, I’ll keep going. I have a red grouping coming up after SWAP. I need to focus on my health a little more. I need to focus on learning better habits instead of procrastinating when I am nervous or unsure about doing something. And as always, I need to focus more on living in the present than in the past and the future. Happy New Year my blog friends! I wish you a fun filled, exciting, healthy, and abundant 2014!