For some reason, I usually don't care to look back into the past. Too many screwups for comfort? Lol. So this is my obligatory look back at the year of sewing.
First, like a lunatic, I joined the JAM (jacket a month) sewalong on Stitcher's Guild. I did complete 8 jackets/coats which would have been nine (or 10 really since my first attempt turned into a wadder) but my Chanel style jacket is still in the works. I have made progress just not as much as I would have liked by this time. Oh well; I do intend to finish it in 2012. LOL.
4 pairs of capri's
2 elastic waisted pants for lounging
3 pairs of jeans
6 tops or blouses
8 knit tops or tees
1 quilted dresser top runner for my brother's Xmas
1 American Girl doll bed with all the appropriate bed clothing for my Heirloom Guild
Wow...it really seems like a lot when you look at it. It didn't seem like that much as I was making it though. Hmmm.
I didn't have any specific goals besides the JAM. There were lots of ladies who did complete their 12 jackets and several more. I guess I'm in the middle of the pack with only 2/3's completed. I still feel pretty good about it though. I think I've learned a lot from all of the different patterns completed.
One of the blouses I made this year did make use of an heirloom technique called "pulled thread replacement".
I did start teaching. Which has been really, really fun for me. I love sharing what I know with others. This has been a real surprise to me. LOL.
I did start taking classes with Claire Kennedy and she has been a real inspiration, making me stretch my mind, not only into choosing the right colors for myself but also my skills as a sewist.
Looking ahead to 2012???
I'll continue classes with Claire.
I'll continue teaching others to sew since I enjoy it so much.
I'd like to incorporate more heirloom techniques into adult garments. And I think I'd like to learn how to make my own bras. There's a lady in Wichita who teaches.
Other than the above, keep sewing away!
See you in the New Year!