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


  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

  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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