2010 – What a Year

Wishing you a healthy, happy and sewful 2011!!

It’s time again for my Yearly Review and I was surprised at how much I had accomplished this year – 22 pieces, namely:

4 x Dresses
4 x Pants
9 x Tops
3 x Skirts
1 x Craft (Dog Bed)
1 x Hand knitted garment

Patterns used:

BWOF – 4
McCall’s – 3
Simplicity – 3
Vogue – 2
Jalie – 2
Marfy – 1
Kwik.Sew – 1
Self Drafted – 1

Favourite Garment

This is a hard one, as most of the things that I have made this year have been worn a lot, which I’m really pleased about as this means I am finding the fit and style that I love to wear. I have also focused on increasing my casual wardrobe as I had always focused on the work wardrobe and this has been very successful.

Highlights

  • Sewing with sewing buddies (always)
  • Going fabric shopping with my sewing buddies.
  • Attending the Pattern Review get together in Melbourne and meeting a group of wonderful ladies.
  • Attending the ASG Convention in Ballarat.

2010 Sewing Goals – How did I go?

  • Complete 1 garment a month – Technically this didn’t happen, however with a total of 22 pieces I must have had some very productive months 🙂
  • Complete at least one competition either at Stitchers Guild or Pattern Review – I entered two competitions on Pattern Review – Mini Wardrobe in April and Sewing for your Pet in September.

2011 Sewing Goals

  • Complete 1 garment a month, I would really like to start/finish a garment a month.
  • Complete at least one competition either at Stitchers Guild or Pattern Review.
  • Learning to use my TNT patterns to get different looks.

And finally, a collage of the pieces I made in 2010.

9 thoughts on “2010 – What a Year

  1. I just found your blog while searching to see whether I could find a digital version of Australian Stitches magazine (or whatever they are calling themselves this week). Two comments – Great job on the wardrobe additions for 2010! You and your 22 garments have inspired me to try for one garment per month in 2011.I have a suit cut out and hope to finish it by Jan 12 when I have to leave for a business trip to China.Secondly , I think you did an awesome job on the first 'go' at your pants muslin. When I did mine, the first rendition fit nowhere nearly as well as yours. You don't have much work to do to get this one perfect. I am going to bookmark your blog, but unfortunately, I won't be able to follow it for the 3 weeks I am in China. Blogs are 'censored out' and I will not have access to a VPN.Thanks for giving me an inspring start to 2011. Wanda in Edmonton, Canada

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  2. Anonymous

    Happy New Year Sharon!!! 22 garments!!! That is astounding, my head hurts trying to imagine making one piece let alone a whole wardrobe.Thank you Sharon for being such an inspiration & for all of your wonderful support throughout 2010. I don't think I would have made it though the year without it!Here's to 2011!xxh

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  3. You sew some lovely pieces. I really like the colours you choose for yourself and how flattering they are to your colouring. I shall read with interest through all of next year too.

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