Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 sewing round-up

My main sewing goal at the start of this year was to make two garments a month. That doesn't sound like a very ambitious goal, I know, but I have two small children and it is really difficult to find the time for sewing. Anyway, it's time to see if I managed to attain that goal. I haven't even counted them all up yet so I have no idea!

So here they are, in no particular order.

 Two skirts for my little girl

 Pinafore dress for little one

 Self-drafted cot quilt cover

 Two reversible, appliqued pinafores for little one

So, it does seem that I pretty much reached my goal of two items per month! I probably cheated though, since there are a few tiny person's clothes and some items that are technically muslins, and a few that are not that wearable.

So what were my hits and misses?

New Look 6808- it doesn't fit all that great.
Blue Kwiksew 3521- it was the first dress I made and boy, is it obvious! I've probably worn it 3 times.
Study Hall skirt- even though it looks fabulous and took me ages, I just don't like the length. I'll try to give it more of a chance in 2013.

Hawaiian shirt/dress- I love it and can't wait to wear it again!
Red Kwiksew 3521- gets worn once a week in summer
Winter New Look 6078- I just love it!
Springtime Watermelon dress- always gets comments!
Easy gathered skirt- it gets worn a few times a week and is easy to dress up or down.

So there you have it! 
If you are reading, please leave a you have any tips for me? Which kind of dress/ outfit do you think I should stick to making and which ones should I steer clear of?


  1. I think you've done a fab job this year. So much of what you've made I would wear in an instance. I have no tips other than keep on at it. X

  2. I like the 'shitted feet dress' moreso for it's name

  3. pretty amazing what you've accomplished so far! everything i've tried to make turned out quite a disaster.... so I'm sticking to vintage.