I am most proud of my Bombshell bridesmaid dress.
Most disappointed by Vogue 8663, which shrunk from a dress into a top.
The award for most worn garment is a tie between my silk and wool vest and Colette Laurel.
My Asaka Kimono is the least worn. I chose this pattern to wear as a dress, but never felt comfortable except on vacation.
2016 projects that I did not blog include a terrible looking hemlock tee, silk pair of winslows and versions 1 and 2 of the Eleonore pants, a cape made from a blanket, and a refashion of a dress into a top.
|V2 of the Eleonore pants|
Overall I am pleased with my sewing progress in 2016. I took more care with my projects and achieved measurable progress toward more professional results. While I still find each new project daunting, the beginner pains are easing.
My sewing goals for 2017 are largely the same as 2016, with a few additions at the bottom:
Asaka kimono(Feb 2016) Wool knit cardigan(McCall 6844) (Nov 2016)
- Bras that fit!
- Little Black Jungle Dress (Gertie's Bombshell Craftsy Video)
Lace bridesmaid dress with Gertie's video(April 2016)
- Pencil skirt using techniques from Claire Schaeffer book , Brooks Ann Camper's Skirt Skills and Craftsy skirt sloper class
- Ginger Jeans
- Susan Khalje Couture Dress class (Craftsy Video)
- French Jacket (Susan Khalje Video)
Workout clothes(steeplechase leggings, Dec 2016)
- Winter coat (Clare Coat?)
- Pant sloper
- TNT knit t-shirt pattern
- Style Arc Kate Wrap Dress
Finish a UFO(Laurel Dress, May 2016)
- Carolyn Pajamas
- Ogden Cami
- Kelly Anorak
- Purple Silk Kaftan
- Kimono top with fringe
- Tunic from The Tunic Bible
Early 2017 will be devoted to sewing for weddings. In the queue is a purple silk kaftan ("Glamorous & Fabulous" in February), the 1/2 way finished jungle bombshell (Black Tie in March), and a TBD purple bridesmaid dress (Semi-Formal in April).
|1/2 way finished Jungle bombshell|
I'd like to do a better job this year of interspersing easy and difficult projects and doing more non-apparel sewing, especially for gifts. Adult gift giving has historically stressed me out given my aversion to what I not-so-lovingly call "shelf sh*t." Homemade cloth napkins are first on the list. I successfully made some for my brother for Hannukah this year and it was an easy, quick, and satisfying sew.
Cheers to filling in those wardrobe gaps in 2017!