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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012


Well the last month of 2012 has been pretty unproductive on the sewing front with moving apartments, hosting parents and in-laws (not at the same time thank goodness!) and general Christmas madness.  I still haven't figured out how to arrange my new sewing space, I think I just need to start using it and see what works and what doesn't and go from there.  I'm also planning a new year present to myself - a trip to the fabric market next week to get things moving.

Goodbye old apartment

Hello new apartment - awaiting our Christmas day lunch guests
But I have been diligently putting my completed garments from 2012 into a separate flickr folder so I could look back at them easily at year end and see at a glance just how few garments I have made compared to everyone else!

First, just for completeness are two gym tops I made from rehashing old ones, I used Jalie's crossover top pattern and even over the excesses of Christmas these have been thoroughly tested and I'm really pleased with the results, I'll definitely be making more next year, gym clothes are ridiculously expensive.

I made two of these, one is just plain black, but otherwise looks the same so no photo.
 So below is a summary of what I made in 2012, just like last year it seems like a really low output to me, but at least it is all stuff that has seen lots of wear.  This was the year of Burda magazine for me, I think as a result of trying to buy less patterns, it was also the year of the dress, but I didn't make a single pair of pants!  For those who like stats, 34 completed items break down like this;






Lets see how 2013 compares....  Happy New Year everyone!!




25 comments:

Judith said...

This is a super lineup of beautiful garments - the dresses obviously much more popular in your wardrobe. Fingers crossed for another successful sewing year in 2013...J

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I think 34 garments is an amazing accomplishment. That's over 2 garments a month with quite a few made from Burda patterns. Girl please you had a fabulous year!

celkalee said...

34 garments is downright fabulous. Have enjoyed your posts and style, Happy New Year 2013!

Vicki said...

Well it sure beats my nil garments!! You have a lovely assortment of outfits. Well done. The new apartment looks great too :) Happy New Year.

meli88a said...

Happy new year! Your new place looks great, and I hope you find the right place to set up your sewing nook.

Debbie Cook said...

I love every one of your makes! Such a pretty collection. And great output! Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Beautiful garments - I call that a productive year. I was just eyeing the Jalie crossover top pattern tonight for gym tops. I want to make an exercise top this weekend, love the red trim on your top.

T. Sedai said...

You made such great things this year! And I totally know how disruptive moving is to the sewing process... I can't wait to get my "new" space organized. I am excited to see what you get from your fabric shopping spree and what you make next year!

velosewer said...

Happy new year Alison. Your 2012 collection has been wonderful to see and I wish you all the best for 2013.

Sue said...

Love your new apartment! The clothes you made in 2012 are an enviable collection! I look forward to following your sewing in 2013.

House of Pinheiro said...

Great year x

Catherine Daze said...

34 items seems like a lot - and even more so as it sounds like they were all successes! I wish I had your eye for a good pattern. Happy new year!

Karin said...

Happy New Year!
That's a lot of sewing! So many pretty dresses, too. The new apartment looks lovely, I hope you enjoy it there.

Kristine said...

Not just a beautiful wardrobe, but so many from Burda! I wish I had that "tracing patience"! Happy New Year!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

so interesting to see everything in a summary like this. Happy New year sewing.

cidell said...

I love your blog! Thank you for continuing to keep up the sewing from Burda Magazine :) I love these recaps. It's a great reminder of what we can accomplish. Congrats on the move. The new spot looks lovely!

Gail said...

Happy New Year Alison:). Your tailored jacket is the standout item of 2012!

j.kaori said...

34 garments is a great accomplishment! Your dresses are always so stunning -- I look forward to reading about your new creations in 2013. Happy new year!

the craftytraveller said...

34 successful garments sounds like a great achievement to me!

Goodbye Valentino said...

Beautiful new apartment and a beautiful collection of garments!
I would hardly call 34 garments low output. Sometimes we just expect too much of ourselves.
Happy New Year!

Jacquie said...

Wonderful collection of garments you have made this year Allison and your new apartment looks gorgeous!

SEWN said...

You moved from that gorgeous apartment??? You have to show off your new digs. I always love reading about your projects. I hope 2013 is just as fabulous to you as 2012 was.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Happy new year! You did some great stuff in 2012, and I can't wait to see what comes out of your new sewing room.

Katharine said...

Can't believe you are moving again, it seems like yesterday when your sewing machine was in a moving box the last time, then the time the magazine took pictures of your lovely home, and poof, moving time again! Love the deeply hued polished wood floors and the pale walls. Enjoy!

Joyce london said...

Well bless just look you up i am glad. what I see I love it nice house. you deserve it I see you have work hard.
Hope to see more..on my lase comment i left out the r in there.