Sewing in 2010 what a huge blessing!
I had learning seasons
And then there were productive ones
I've become a Necchi collector
There's just something about taking a worn out, dusty, rusty, frozen, unappreciated machine and redeeming it (sounds like my life - anyone else relate?)
I had disappointments (I looked over my wader pile last week, sigh)
I have had encouragements
Stitcher's Guild has been my A-Number One teacher
Other teachers are the many generous blogsters who post tutorials, photo and video
And everyone who posts photos on the forum or in their blogs are fodder for inspiration
I have purged my wardrobe (and my possessions)
I have gone on vacations where the majority of my wardrobe has been me-made
I have printed patterns from Russia
When Lekala offered them in my size for free (yay!)
I have sewn in my jammies but I have not sewn jammies
Or any other unmentionables but bra-seamstresses amaze me!
I have gone on a fabric spree at the garment district in NYC
And shopped black Friday (okay, it was Saturday) at G Street in Rockville
I am developing preferences for finer fabric (less is more)
And have chosen to slow down and be more deliberate in design and construction
I have beaded
I have fringed
I have top stitched
I have made fabric flowers
I have made a front fly (which came out backwards, but ah, well)
I have made:
1 hooded sweatshirt
3 cozy satchels for my neighbor's sugar glider (google them)
2011 - Goals
I plan to make 12 jackets in 2011 with the Jacket-a-month sew-along at Stitcher's Guild
Even though I'm experiencing a set back with a wrong-sized pattern (reminding myself that this is a minor setback)
I plan to figure out my shoulders
Do they slope?
Do I have a broad back?
Just how forward are they?
I also hope to leave more comments on your blogs instead of merely thinking about them
So if you are thinking about a comment now, please leave it! Smile.