Monday, December 15, 2008

A Year in Review

It has been fun to read others post their sewing year in review. So here is a picture collage of my winners (click on it to see it larger)

Now the losers of 2008

Simplicity 2892, love it on the dressform, can't move my arms when I am wearing it. The sleeves are gathered and lined with the fabric. I believe I constructed it incorrectly. Good news I made the sleeveless version and love it.

This Christine Jonson tie back top. I just can't get past how the ties wrap right under the boobs!

Simplicity Project Runway jacket, it looks like I am wearing something of the twins!

Finally, the winners in the purse category, since I do alot of that type of sewing.
Amy Butler's Weekender bag and Sophia bag

There were a couple of other losers but it is late and I think I will focus on the positive.

My resolution (I posted it on a sewing email list) was to enjoy the sewing process more and not rush through projects. I do believe this was achieved. I really took my time on my garments (for the most part) and enjoyed creating garments.


  1. Starting my day here and seeing your great achievements. I like all of them, and the jackets especially. And your bags inspire me to keep thinking I'll try them next year.

  2. You've got an impressive group of winners. I think the bags are my favorites! I've made many tote bags, but nothing as stylish as your bags.

  3. Love your winners!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your winners and losers this year. I love, love those weekender and sophia bags, too. They are so chic. One of these days I would like to make them.

  5. I love your jackets and I know how great that BWOF white poet's blouse looks on you in person. Love your collage-making skills.

  6. Your winners are truly winners. Super job, you have been very productive this year!
    As far as your losers.. I think the jacket pattern was nominated for Best Pattern over on Pattern Review?... I did not vote for it- for precisely the reason you stated ;)

  7. It's always interesting to see what the individual sewist thinks are the best of their creations! Thanks so much for sharing your best of 2008 review with us! Personally, I would kill for your handbags - they are FANTASTIC!!!

  8. You have made some lovely things this year. Those bags and your jackets are especially nice.

  9. 2008 was a great year for you sewing wise!! I bet 2009 will be even better!