The first one is McCalls 7912 - it was the Sew Your View pattern for March.
As usual I was doing too much and added some pleather to the vest but that's not what made me not wear it. It was those flange, off the shoulder armholes. Now I know I can go in and fix that. It's the only reason why this hasn't hit the donation pile. Also WHAT was I thinking pairing it with that shirt? Can we say tooooooo much! In my head it's a miss...
The second one was Simplicity 8265. I saw this on another sewist and convinced myself it would work for me too. Ummmmmmm nah no bueno.
I knew it when I finished and tried it on. I even blogged it as a failure.
Both of these patterns have something in common ~ they are new projects. ALL of my successes are from TNT patterns...well except the girls' dresses and how much fit do you really have to do on little girl patterns?
There were 39 garments created this year. So I didn't sew as much this year as I have in past years. At the beginning of the year I was crocheting blankets for the grandkids. Then I lost my Sewjo in October and it's just starting to rear it's head again.
I've been sewing purposefully for the last four years so I'm not surprised that the need to sew is dissipating. It's just that my sewjo has been my constant companion for so long that I was a little berefit when it left for so long.
I also realized a few things this year:
1. I don't sew simple anymore.
2. Everything is embellished or I've used a technique that while it enhances my garment isn't commonly used these days. My sewing age is showing! LOL!
3. Slow slowing has entered my sewing venacular with a vengence.
4. I've used ALOT of border prints this year.
5. I bought yards and yards of fabric - 316 yards of it.
6. 243.5 yards went out of the collection through garments made and fabric given away.
7. There were 72 yards of fabric added to the sewing cave and I can see every yard of it!
Goals for 2020 ~
Besides the sewing room redo, I have no path forward. Imma try to go with the flow and sew what I feel like. I also want to limit how much more fabric is added to the collection. While I sewed several pieces from deep stash fabric, I need to use more of it. I'm hoping the sewing cave redo will give me more storage space for the fabric that's presently in the room.
Also since I'm planning on going to London & Paris in the spring, I really don't want to add huge quantities of fabric to the collection. I want to spend my fabric dollars there.
Oh two other things ~ I am making a special occasion dress for a friend who's getting married Fall 2020 that I'm really excited about. And I'd like to sew more for the granddaughters especially since they really enjoyed the experience.
That's my round-up for 2019. BTW, these are my Top 9 posts from Instagram, so I guess everyone agrees with most of my 2019 Best Top 5 too!
It's been interesting to look at what I've done and think on where I'm going.
...as always more later!