Sunday, January 03, 2010

2009 year end review

Last year just didn't feel like the year of sewing. I had many other things going on in my life that kept me away from my sewing studio - sometimes for weeks at a time.

So I was curious, just how much sewing did I accomplish in 2009?

The number

Fifty-two items were completed (not including the tutorials).

Now that may sound like a lot, but in reality that's only one item a week.

The breakdown

Aprons/crafts - 6
Coats - 2
Children's - 1
Dresses (including knit) - 9
Jackets - 8
Loungewear - 2
Pants - 2
Skirts - 7
Tops (including knit)/blouses - 15
Tutorials - 9
Vests - 1

Wow! I expected to see alot more skirts as it seems they're my go to when I need a quick sewing fix. Apparently not.

The pattern company

Burda magazine - 8
Butterick - 4
Kwik Sew - 1
McCall's - 11
New Look - 1
Simplicity - 10
Vogue - 14
Other - 1
One Yard Wonders book - 4


No surprises here as I'm not loyal to any one pattern company. I sew what catches my fancy.

The Tutorials


The golden goddess gown - an infinity dress

Barbie apron, chef hat and oven mitt

Barbie snuggie

Child's reversible apron

Man's shirt into ruffled cami

90-minute beach cover-up

Mini Christmas stocking flatwear holders

Collar stand and collar

How to miter corners

What's next?

I've also been working on a few new tutorials, as well as some items for PatternReview's refashion contest.

But before I begin the refashioning, I wanted to add some more items to my professional wardrobe. My first completed garment is a lined jacket - McCall's 5815 and the skirt from McCall's 5894.

Photos tomorrow. Pin It

6 comments:

  1. That was still a lot of sewing. I did not get anywhere near what I wanted to do and did not reach 50+ garments as many others have. Look forward to seeing your new creations.

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  2. WOW! I'm impressed. I don't think I made 52 things but think I might go through my photos and see what I did make in 2009. Here's to 2010 being an ever better sewing year!

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  3. My sewing time was minimal last year. For one thing, my DH was sick and in the hospital a lot. Add 2 little grandsons that I babysit and there went my spare time! Hope to sew more this year. Good luck to you also.

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  4. That's impressive to me. I would be thrilled if I could do one a week, but I do have little ones. That's my excuse.

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  5. Looks like you did get quite a bit of sewing done. Eight jackets and two coats are time consuming. Great accomplishment.

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  6. I wanted to do and did not reach 50+ garments as many others have. Look forward to seeing your new creations.

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