Goodbye 2010… Hello 2011!

New year is a time for being positive, looking forward and not backwards – but I thought it might be fun to look back at 2010 and see what I achieved! Whilst I’m not as prolific as others on the internet, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how productive I have been.

My 2010 statistics:

Dresses: 6

Skirt: 1

Christmas stockings: 4

Coat: 2

Scarves: 2

Shorts: 1

Clutch Bag: 1

Fascinator: 1

Cushions: 4

Total: 22 Items – Not bad for a beginner really!

Biggest achievement? Learning how to make a welt pocket!

Finishing this Oliver & S coat for my nephew whilst suffering a painful break up.

Favourite item? I feel I should say the Trench coat because it took so much time and effort and I love the fabric…

However this Mango Knock off Dress is a close second (I do love dresses!)

Major sewing extravagance – Trading in my old sewing machine for a Bernina which I absolutely adore.

Non sewing related achievements – I gave up chocolate until Lent in 2010 – I’m quite chuffed with that… Unfortunately I traded this off with eating more non chocolate containing confectionery – erm which was not the original intention!

I’m a firm believer in making resolutions for the new year whether or not you keep them, I still like having something to aim for even though sometimes they are just not very realistic!

So for 2011:

  1. I’m hoping to cut down on my fabric stash – use up as much as I can of  what I already have before rushing off impulsively and buying more fabric.
  2. I would like to make a leather jacket.
  3. I would like to finish my lingerie course.
  4. I would like to be more patient when I finish garments, pay more care and attention to the fit and finish of things.

And I’d like to wish everybody a happy, healthy and productive 2011 too!

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