The year in review! I wasn’t going to do this but now that I consider it, I really ought to. I’ve made a lot this year, and some of it has been wonderful, and some of it has been wretched, and it’s good to look at all of it in the cold light of day and deal with reality. Sigh.
A lot happened to me in 2012. I got the hoarder stash. I quit my job. I got in to graduate school. I moved to New York. I made my first jacket. I started graduate school. I started running. My life dramatically altered. And I made a lot of clothing.
In total I made over 43 items. There are some I actually didn’t document, so 44 is the number I can show you in images right now:
As I look at the many things I made this year, I have a few thoughts. Number one, I made a lot of stuff this year. This isn’t even all of it, I made a lot for other people, I made some things I never ended up taking photos of and featuring, I made a lot. Number two, I’ve been a bad blogger since I got to New York, and I need to be better about that. Number three, I’ve gotten rid of more than half of the things I’ve made. Curious. Some of them didn’t fit me well, like the shirt dress, some of them weren’t practical for my life, some of them I just didn’t like. Oh, some of them caused my mom to make fun of me. That happened too.
But I also made some things I can’t stop wearing. Like jeans, and knit tops, and well-fitting skirts. So for this coming year, here are a few goals I want to try to pursue, in light of 2012’s sucesses and failures:
1. Re-measure myself and sew to that measurement. My body has changed a bit, and now a lot of things I’ve made/have been making are rather big on me. I need to deal with this, rather than just hoping it goes away by magic.
2. I wear a lot of skirts and dresses. That’s just what it is. And yet I’ve yet to find a skirt pattern that I really really really adore. It’s time to get on that.
3. I still really really really love doing this. I’ve yet to not. That’s a good thing, right?
I’m not going to make a bunch of promises about what I’m making in 2013 because I’m trying to just let the sewing happen these days, but if you have goals you want to share, let me know! And I hope that your year has been fantastic, I can’t wait to see what everyone makes in the future!