2014 is the year that sewing really happened for me. I have really enjoyed having this escape from every day life, and as I become more conscious of the ecological and human impacts of what I do and wear, the act of sewing has helped me feel that my choices are more viable. Through sewing, I know that respect has been given to the maker (me!) although the fabric may still be dirty ecologically. This is something that I hope to look into further in the coming year.
|Green dots dress, worn again on Christmas Day|
Increases capacity for feeling good!
|I'm the one in purple!|
|Trying to find the right colour, like a twit!|
|Wow, excuse the messy room! Not even mine|
- my sister's, a couple of days before the wedding.
And also sorry for the poor lighting, I should
have done this better!
The things I've worn most have been my trousers of comfort and doom and my woodland strolls cape (to be blogged). There hasn't been much time to wear anything else much, though I have a feeling that I will be returning to my home-mades long after my RTWs have been forgotten. We'll see!
I aim to continue making most of my clothes.
I want to make a waistcoat, a Malvarosa dress, an Emmeline T-shirt, I was hoping to make jeans, but then remembered that I hate wearing jeans, so I might try and find an equivalent that I don't hate so much - cords? and whatever else may come my way. I want to get better at sewing knits so that I can start to make up items such as t-shirts and vests to go underneath things. That would be super, and I hope to start making underwear too!
I have several weddings already lined up this year, and so I hope to make a dress that will take me through all of them. I love this fabric, is this madness?! and also this. In fact, I think that second may be my favourite ever fabric, so we'll just have to see what happens there! I think this bolero would work nicely though I don't have a dress idea firmed up yet (and I'm not really sure that the pattern is worth $18!!).
I love knitting, and I really hope to finish Anemone soon. She has really tested me, and I am going to love her in all her tangerine glory! I hope thereafter to make something simpler, but have yet to figure out what that will be!
I have been so inspired by my favourite blogs that I would love to give something of that back. Every post I write helps me analyse what I learnt during the making, and I think I'm going to enjoy all this. As a test, I am hoping to participate in Me Made May this year. We'll see what happens, but I had better get making fast if I want to be in with a chance of succeeding!
So here's to a Happy New Year to you all. Sew long and prosper ;)
Thanks for reading!
|Walking in a hand-knitted jumper. Sunshine!|