So this is a different sort of surprise for me: I sewed 12 garments this year, which is definitely more garments than I sewed in the previous 20 years combined! Granted, they are extremely simple little clothes, averaging maybe a yard and a quarter apiece. But I also haven’t sewn since sometime around mid-August — so really I sewed 12 garments in 7-ish months. And combined with the knitting, I made 21 things this year. No wonder my closet is feeling so much better.
More important, though, I like all of these clothes:
– The wool gauze pullover was worn a lot before it met an unfortunate fate in a dryer. It now lives with an 8-year-old friend, but a pal just sent me a length of the exact same fabric in case I want to make it again!
– The blue striped dress was in regular rotation for awhile and no doubt will be again this spring/summer
– The muumuu doesn’t get a lot of wear, of course, but it makes me smile every time I open my closet door
– The striped skirt was a test, but it’s gotten a little bit of wear and I’m eager to iterate on it
– The black muscle tee is a total favorite, my first time sewing a knit, and will be repeated soon!
– One reason to look forward to warm weather again is the chance to wear the two little box tops
– And the three camisoles are multi-functional and well-loved
If I have a resolution for 2017, it’s to advance my sewing skills and also figure out how to be more efficient about it. For one thing, I bought a serger back in October, which has yet to emerge from the box, but learning how to use it is my number one priority going into January. As I mentioned yesterday, I feel like I’ve reached a place where I know what I want in my closet. Now to bring my skills up to speed!
PREVIOUSLY: My 2016 knitting year in review