Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013: Another year of sewing!!

Can you believe it's Hogmanay already?  This year has totally flown in for me.  I've had some wonderful experiences and some not so good experiences.  My highlights were definetly my trip to Canada in June and then my cruise in September, with lots of lovely nights out in between with all my favourite people!  There's been lots to learn and take-in at uni and it's a scary thought that I only have 12 teaching weeks left before I need to enter the real world.  There haven't been many lows, just the mountains of course work and my small op in the summer.  But none of these things has put a dampner on this last year.
Sewing wise, I've had a productive year!  I have sewn far more things that I remember!  When I was putting this post together, I kept finding pictures and thinking wow, remember that day!?  So here's a show and tell of everything I've made this year. Some are unblogged, either because they are a basic or that I kind of forgot to post and there are still a few things missing from this list that I've not worn yet!  And I'm pretty sure they're not in any kind of chronological order, but I've linked back where I can :)
  Two un-blogged Elisalex's
  A simple shift and another Elisalex
 Easy Jersey Dresses
 McCalls M6460 and another another Elisalex
Laurels 1 and 2 

Laurels 3 and 4
Colette Hazel and Vogue V8901
 Vogue V8755 and another Elisalex
Two Annas (1 and 2
Butterick B5882 and Sewaholic Saltspring
 Megan Neilsen Crescent dress and Vogue V1298
A second Saltspring and another Anna
Another Laurel and yet to be blogged Papercut Patterns Saiph Dress 
 An unblogged Laurel and an unblogged Vogue V8755
Christmas Simplicity 4070 and Merchant and Mills Camber Set

 Two Archer's (1 fail)
Roxanne Tunic and Simplicity 1690
Two more Dove Fitted T's (1 and 2)
 Just a few basic Scouts
 A jersey top copied from my favourite store bought one
  Two Vogue V8804 (1 and 2)
 Pattern hacked Vogue V8815 and A Victoria Blazer
 Cropped Victoria Blazer
 A second pattern hacked Vogue V8815

 Circle Skirt for work
 Anita's 1 and 2
 Another pair of Anita's
 Self Drafted Tartan Mini
 Simplicity 1690
  Colette Violet and Butterick B5897
Simplicity 1690's for my Canada fam
  Alexander Henry Tote for this Tutorial
That's a total of 78 items, and only 9 are no longer worn!  I would never have guessed it would have been as high a number as that!  Here's a breakdown of them all:

    Compared to last year I see a definite improvement in my sewing skills and confidence and I only hope that this continues in 2014!  I'm sure there are probably many things I've missed out, like random makes and those made for a few other people.
Tonight I'll be wearing my last makes of 2013, a By Hand London Georgia Dress and New Look 6231 jacket, to party in to the new year, you'll hear about these two soon!
I've loved reading all the other round ups around the blogosphere and if this post hadn't been mostly written before I saw some of them, I'd probably have done the 5 hits and misses!  So in honour if that, here they are:
Top 5 Hits:
Butterick B5882
Digi-print Victoria Blazer
Vogue V1298
Swallow Print Vogue 8755
 New Look 6231
Top 5 Misses:
Tartan Anna Dress
Elastic Waist Laurel
Archer Version 2
Simple Shift
Aztec Dove Fitted Tee
All that leaves me to say is thank you for being a part of my 2013, Happy Hogmanay and I hope you all have a wonderful 2014!

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  1. 78 items?!?! Wow! You're so productive! Happy 2014!! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to!

    1. Happy 2014 to you too! I know I can't believe 78 items either! Not sure where I even found the time. Looking forward to your new year makes also :)

  2. Wow! 78 items! That's incredible! You've got some great pattern and fabric choices here and it's so nice to hear that it nearly all gets worn! Good luck for the rest of your course and I'm looking forward to seeing your 2014 makes!

    1. Thank you Fiona! Looking forward to seeing yours too :)

  3. Happy new year Hazel! That is such a productive year you've had! I've loved seeing all your makes & it must be satisfying to have made so much that you wear. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2014!

  4. Wow! My eyes almost popped at all of those photos. Phone did you find the time for all of them with your studies? Looking forward to seeing what you make this year.

    1. Hah Claire, when I counted them up I was like no way have I made that much! Looking forward to seeing what you sew this year too :)


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