Thursday, 31 December 2015

My year in patterns


New Year's Eve. Can't think of a better moment for reflections on the past year. Don't you love reading all sewing hits and misses posts? When I was looking back at my sewing I found it hard to select five hits and five misses, so I tried something else. Sewing statistics! This year I sewed a total of 15 garments. Only one of them was a dress. I don't believe in rules for the sewing room, but I had a vague plan in the back of my mind to sew less dresses and more separates. Win!


Four tops (one unblogged), three skirts (one unblogged), two jackets, two sweaters, a cardigan, a blouse, a dress and a coat. All of my garments have been worn. Some an awful lot, like the jackets and the coat, others less, due to the nature of the garment.


Most worn: Ottobre trenchcoat
This coat took a big chunk out of my sewing time, yet it was worth every minute!


Least worn: M6696

My Christmas dress , finished too late for Christmas 2014, was my least worn handmade garment of 2015. I still call it a big hit because it was there when I needed it: for an opening night at the ballet, a formal dinner in September and, as you can see above, this year's Christmas dinner with the family!

No misses this year, although some projects were more challenging than others....




....but  eventually everything turned out fine and although not very productive measured by the number of finished garments I call it a succesfull sewing year. All handmades in regular rotation, that's what it's all about, right?

During my first year of blogging I discovered a lot of new to me pattern companies and I wanted to try them ALL. This year I'm pretty much back to my regular routine. 




More on the philosophy behind my pattern selection in my next post. For now I want to end with my nine most popular pictures of 2015 on Instagram. If you haven't joined IG yet, please consider to do so because it is so much fun!




Thanks everyone for another year full of sewing inspiration, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy and creative New Year!


7 comments:

  1. Oh, lost my comment. Never mind - briefly, love your stats (might copy this year), 100% hit rate is awesome, like your makes. I'm on IG but don't use it. Maybe I should. May your 2016 be happy, healthy and creative. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Wishing you all the best for 2016 and good luck with all wedding related sewing!

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  2. Oh, lost my comment. Never mind - briefly, love your stats (might copy this year), 100% hit rate is awesome, like your makes. I'm on IG but don't use it. Maybe I should. May your 2016 be happy, healthy and creative. Best wishes.

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  3. Looks like a very successful year of sewing Marianne. I always enjoy reading your blog and I have just recently joined IG and I am having lots of fun with it too. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you on IG, looking forward to your 2016 makes. To a very creative New Year!

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  4. What a great synopsis of your sewing year! Your pink trench coat is still one of my favorite garments seen on the web this year. Can't wait to see what you create in 2016! Happy Sewing to you, Marianne!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I was just thinking of you, as your blog is inspiring some of my sewing choices for the new year. A very happy and creative year to you too, Karen!

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