Well, I have pretty much stayed true to my original intentions give or take a few weeks of sewlessness (is that a word?) here or there. And I must say that all of the things I have created since February is pretty impressive:
More than all of these things, I have discovered a whole world of sewing blogs that I never knew existed! To think there are people out there that enjoy sewing as much, or even more than I do is crazy! I have enjoyed following along with other blogs, and having all of you follow along with me! So, if I haven't said it enough already, thank you readers for your support, comments, suggestions, and feedback!
*To wrap up the year, I have put together a list of awards...
"FAVORITE ITEM OF THE YEAR"
Did I really even need to ask? This dress was a dream to sew, and a dream to wear! It was also my first dress, and where I fell in love with working with knits. I look forward to wearing it again when the weather is warmer!
"MOST LOVED ITEM I'VE SEWN"
Sometimes it's the simple things that matter the most! Everytime we take out my son's apron when we cook brownies, cookies, pancakes, or whatever, this apron brings a smile to my face! It probably gets the most use out of all the things I have sewn, and it still holds its shape very well (how can you ruin an apron, right?) I look forward to sewing my princess one when she is old enough!
"FAVORITE TECHNIQUE I LEARNED"
I have learned a lot of techniques this year, BUT this applique on a basic T-shirt was my favorite!! I plan to use it a lot more on future garments for the kids because it turns out so stinkin' cute, and is just so much easier than I ever thought!
"MOST CREATIVE ITEM(S) FOR THE YEAR"
Alright, I couldn't pick just one for this category, so I picked all three! The petal skirt was just plain fun, and I get so many comments when my little one wears it! The remaining paneled skirt and shirt were repurposed. Repurposing is another fun way to create something new from something you already have, and I would definitely be open to doing more of that in the future.
"GARMENT I WOULD LIKE TO FORGET"
And last, but not least...
"FAVORITE SEWING MAGAZINE"
Did I mention how much I LOVE Ottobre Design? No, really. I LOVE Ottobre Design!! I am so delighted with the things I have sewn from their magazine, and look forward to trying many more new things as time goes on.
That wraps up 2010 for me! I will continue to take a mini-sewing break as I prepare for some exciting sewing projects lined up for the New Year.