Goals for 2015:
(In general, goals should be realistic, specific and measurable, so here goes)
- Make 50% of the girls' clothing
- Make more clothes for myself (specifically, workout leggings and a chambray shirtdress)
- Learn to use the serger
These are more like guidelines:
- Use patterns I already own or free patterns when possible
- Try to use fabric stash first (use two fabrics from stash for every new fabric purchased)
- Explore fabrics beyond quilting cotton
So what was my favorite item I sewed this past year?
Maybe this (blogged about here):
Or this Nantucket one-piece by peek-a-boo patterns (a swimsuit! Also never blogged about and then it died a gritty death thanks to a dirty lake):
Or maybe this backpack from the Oliver + s Little things to sew book:
What was Stella's favorite? I didn't ask her because she's asleep, but I'm guessing she'd say this incredibly ridiculous dress (Seriously? What was I thinking. Just because you might think every little girl needs a rainbow dress, doesn't mean every little girl needs a rainbow dress.):
|Party dress free pattern by the Cottage Mama|
Or maybe this dress, which was also the most challenging thing I made this year:
|Modified fairy tale dress by Oliver + s|
Most worn item?
While it's shaping up to be the nituna jacket at the top of the post, this skirt was worn a TON. I think it's because a skirt usually gets pulled on over pants whenever Stella gets the opportunity and this one was marketed to her as pirate-esque. Thanks to Jake and the Neverland Pirates, we went through a big pirate phase this year. I was totally okay with it, because I love this skirt. It was such a happy sew. I made it for Stella to wear for Mother's Day and the colors remind me of Guatemala.
This is also worn a lot by the little one. It's the perfect weight for chilly winter days.
|Lullaby layette jacket and happy Charlotte|
So what are your sewing (or non-sewing) goals for 2015?