Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and stitchy 2016!!! I don't know about you, but 2015 was a pretty challenging one in many ways, both personally and work-wise. The love and support of family, friends and the sewing community got me (and Charlotte) through though, as well as the physical and rewarding act of sewing of course!
With an idea of the challenges that lay ahead, I had enough foresight to set myself realistic 'resewlutions' for 2015, which I always find interesting to reflect back on at this time of year.
I was only 50% successful on this front, but my psychedelic Francoise turned out pretty rad if I do say so myself! I still really want to make my floral, gathered-back Archer though, so here's hoping I get around to that this year.
FUN WITH KNITS
Well, there's no denying I had my planned fun with knits, is there? And I'm not about to stop, as I can't get enough of comfy clothes!
I wanted to explore full skirts that weren't gathered and I'm so pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to more pretty dresses to fill my wardrobe with!
SEWING FOR KIDS
As usual, I had heaps of fun sewing for loved one's kids, who are growing up mighty fast! I've revisited tried and tested patterns, and have discovered some lovely new ones too.
VINTAGE SEWING PATTERN PLEDGE
Just in the nick of time, I managed to complete my #VintagePledge to sew up five garments using the vintage patterns in my stash. It may not sound like much over the course of the year, but with the time-consuming fitting adjustments required for each make, I'm pretty thrilled with my result!
COMING UP IN 2016
More #VintagePledge of course! Kerry and I are currently finalising plans, as the pledge will have to take a slightly different (but still very fun) format in its third year to fit in with our various commitments.
Other than that, I'm not setting myself any 'resewlutions' for 2016. I know I want to sew even more knits and pretty dresses, that I need cute tops to wear with jeans, that I'd like to challenge myself a little (maybe by making jeans or coats) and that I want to tackle some of the older vintage patterns in my stash. But I also know that Charlotte and I face many more challenges this year (including a trip for surgery in South Korea this month), as well as exciting plans to renovate more of our house. So I just want to play it by ear, not stress myself out and just enjoy the creative projects I get stuck into.
How about you? Do you enjoy a good reflection? What are your goals for 2016?