Happy 2018! This year felt like it went by crazy fast but as I look back on the projects I made, I’m surprised how many came from 2017! Here are my favorite projects from the past year!
I made two pairs of jeans this year, and both are on constant rotation in my wardrobe.
My workout wardrobe got a huge boost!
And dresses had their moment as well!
Of course refashions were among the favorites.
And prints had their shining moments:
I also did some really fun projects for Janome.com!
Every time a “New Year” comes around, it’s usually a time of reflection and I’ve certainly been reflecting on my sewing journey.
I’m in “refocus” mode and want to start blogging more and interacting more with the sewing community. I’ve had a lot of thoughts over the past year about sharing projects just to share, and sharing to inspire- and working towards finding a balance of making for fun & creating a wearable wardrobe.
I also tend to keep to myself in the sewing world, I will “like” and make comments online but in terms of having online sewing buddies, I’m not one to reach out. I think it’s the introvert in me – and that is something I would like to work on more this year.
For 2018, jeans are still on my radar. I’m excited to make more pairs and finally get rid of my RTW jeans. I can’t wait to make a few Blackwood Cardigans and Kalle Shirt Dresses. I am also really excited to do more refashions and I have a whole pile of clothes waiting to be transformed! I’ve also pre-ordered Melissa Fehr’s new active wear book that’s being released in March!
And in other news, I’m hoping to release some patterns of my own in the new year! After making my latest handbag, I decided I want to share my patterns with the world – not just my finished bags. I don’t have too much of a timeline on this, but it’s all in the works! Here’s my latest bag:
I have so many projects for 2018, what are you planning on making?