2015 Sewing Year in Review

2015 was a very productive year for me. I sewed around 34 garments: 4 T-Shirts, 2 culottes, 1 Hoodie, 1 jacket, 1 shorts, 3 dresses, 3 shirts, 2 pants, 2 tops, 8 panties, 4 bras, 2 lingerie sets, 1 camisole. That is a lot for me! In addition I knitted 3 cardigans and 2 pairs of gloves.

This year most of my makes got a lot of wear. These are my 5 favorites:

The garments I wear not very often are:

These are not loved mostly because of the fabric choice. I did not wear my dresses very often, but this was due to the rather cold summer. I hope they get more wear next year.

RTW Fast

I participated in the RTW fast this year, and I can say that I was successful. The only item I bought was a sports bra. I mastered two of my personal challenges: sewing lingerie and wearable pants. I am not sure if the RTW fast will officially continue next year, but that is not important for me. I know now that I can sew my complete own wardrobe. The only exception will be functional wear like rain coats and of course tights and socks! Sometimes you see self sewn tights or socks but the results have not yet persuaded me to try it out.

Pattern Testing

I did a lot of pattern testing for Itch to Stitch. I really enjoyed this even if it was stressful sometimes. I would not have finished so many garments without a deadline! On the other hand I noticed that sometimes I sacrificed my own standards due to time restrictions (I was very reluctant with unpicking anything). I will continue with pattern testing, but to a much lesser extent.

My goals for 2016? I am not sure. I sewed a lot of basics last year and I am drawn to more dresses, skirts and blouses. I am also tempted to work through the pattern making classes from Suzy Furrer on Craftsy. I have still a lot of unfinished projects lying around and an infinite todo list in my head. We will see what the new year holds for us.

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4 Responses to 2015 Sewing Year in Review

  1. anniehanks says:

    I always enjoying reading about what happens to garments over the year. I have pattern tested many things that I think are going to be great (and of course, I buy patterns with that same mindset) and then it ends up not so fabulous. I love your Mila blouse.

    Onward to a productive 2016!!

    • I think it is not only with pattern testing that I am not sure how the garment will turn out. But with other patterns you may have the chance to see how the garment worked for others if there are reviews available.

  2. Olga says:

    Congratulations on such a productive year, and here’s to a New Year full of successful and satisfying sewing! Good luck with the pattern drafting courses, if you decide to go that route!

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