Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A Review and Goals for next year

I'm pleased with the sewing I've done this year.  I think I've tried to do a variety of styles and a few old (and new) favourites.

I think my most worn item has been the first Louisa dress I made.  After wrangling with the zipper it fast became a very practical, yet nice looking dress.

The sewing project I was most proud of was my Fawn Lily dress with all the piping.  It was a bit of a challenge but looked great in the end.

New favourites would have to be the Lunch Box Culottes and the Fawn Lily Dress.  Both these patterns made me smile as I made them and I can definitely see many more in the future until Freya grows out of the pattern range!

Old favourites are the Playtime tunic and Geranium dress.  I had made some of these last year and are staple patterns for me.  I've already got some future ones in mind.

She's grown so much this year!! She's come such a long way and had many challenges this year but has always had a smile on her face.  I'm so proud of this girl!

Next year's goals.

I have a couple of things I'd like to challenge myself with for next year:

  • Make more seperates.  I tend to sew an abundance of dresses and I think some nice seperates would be a nice change.
  • Be braver with my fabric choices and try some different print mixing.  I tend to be quite safe and would like to mix prints up a bit more.
  • Challenge myself with some more complex patterns and details.  I seem to often choose the easier option and would like to work with more details in patterns and added extras such as piping and ribbons.
  • Finally, actually blog the things I make for myself.  I do sew for myself and quite often, and would like to be brave enough to show those efforts on here,
Wow!  I'm going to be be busy!


  1. Great goals! Especially showing creations for yourself :)

  2. Hopefully I'll achieve them all... :)