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.


  • 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


  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


  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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