Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sewing Accomplishments and Goals

Yeah, yeah, I'm finally getting around to a statistical post.  I don't recall doing it before, but this year just begged the question: "Did I get a lot of sewing done last year?"

I thought not, but then I added them up:

I actually finished 31 items in 2012, topped only by 32 items in 2003 and 35 items in 2007.

Of course, the number is partly high because I made several multiples of things.  The actual number of projects is 12.  That would be approximately one project per month.

Here is a review of the projects:

In February I made red king-sized bed sheets:

In March, I crafted a napkin holder:

In August, I made navy blue king-sized bed sheets:

In September, I made some pillowcases (two red, two white, and four blue) and bandannas (six blue, not shown):

October brought the perfectly constructed almost-wadder dress (99% done):

December brought a flurry of mostly gift-making, including fleece dickies and socks for my parents, pillowcases for my cousin (tutorial to come soon), and more bandannas for me (not shown):

I took some time off, then decided on some of my projects for 2013:

Front row, left to right:

  • Covers and liners for the cushion for DH's desk chair (cushion in picture at lower right)
  • Crazy-print pillowcases
  • Scarves for draping over clothes, like this (or this):

Back row, left to right:

  • Cute little purse project
  • Big purse project (I may enter the purse contest at PatternReview)
  • Tiramisu dress
  • Knit top with twist at waist
  • Knit top with mock twist

That's eight projects planned for 2013.

Now that I've put this out in blog-land, I don't want to let any of you down!

There's always a chance that some other projects will come along.  Probably sheets or curtains.

We've already started on the chair cushion project.  Since I like to photograph as I go, I need to put some good batteries in my camera.  You can read about it soon!

And to think I nearly dreaded writing this post!  Bah, silly girl!


  1. That is a lot of sewing in one year - and already on the plan for 2013. It is going to be a great sewing year for you...J

  2. You have got through quite a few projects - well done. And your "Scarves for draping over clothes, like this" has fired creative possibilities in me.

  3. Wow--that's fantastic! In my best year of sewing I made 36 and just garments as I don't count other projects. Don't think I've made 36 in the past 17 years though!

  4. It's nice to share what you accomplished in the sewing room, look forward to sharing the next year! Any crafty resolutions? Sue x

  5. Great plans for 2013! I really like the draped scarves -- very stylish. Looking forward to seeing your progress on these projects!


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