Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year End Round Up

So - how was 2013 for you . . . sewing wise?

January: 3 Sorbettos, and another 3 and the original - I wear most of them quite often, so they were a great make. Grey aztec two piece dress and a grey skirt, the grey skirt was only worn once,   I love a flouncy hem but was not so keen on the proportions, so that was added to the donation pile.  I also made 6 little washbags that were given as presents with little treats in, during the year.  Total:  10 items of clothing and 6 washbags.

February: 2 skirts (1 grey, 1 tartan).  Total: 2 items of clothing.

March & April: Nothing completed as we moved house.  This is how my sewing room looked :(

You can see how it looks now, here.

May: Fushia cardi, 2 pairs of trousers, 2 pairs of pj trousers, 2 skirts, red flinen trousers.  Total: 8 clothing items.  

June: Tote bag, Pointer Sisters dress, 6 x placematsTotal: 1 clothing items, 7 crafty items.

July: 10 pillowcases, 2 shirts for Mr. SDSC, blue stripe shirt for me, black pants, grey pants and a pair of pj bottoms, Chartreuse dress and another Mr. SDSC shirtTotal: 7 items of clothing, 10 pillowcases.

August: 3 shirts for me.  Total: 3 items of clothing.

September: 2 linen sorbettos, 2 box bags, 21 pillowcases (wow!!), linen skirt.  OK, ok, so I am cheating a little here.  I was actually in Australia and New Zealand for the month of September, so these items would have been completed in August - I just had the posts scheduled for September!  Total: 3 clothing items, 23 crafty items.

October: 4 washbags, brown skirt and 2 tops, houndstooth skirt, and my Roksanda Dress. Total: 5 clothing items, 4 crafty items. 

November: 6 pillowcases and earbud pouch & tater sacksTotal: 9 crafty items.

December: 5 ponte cardigans, lined wool trousers, houndstooth sorbetto and 7 short skirtsTotal:
14 clothing items.

Total for the year: 53 clothing items, 59 crafty items (of which 39 were pillowcases).  Wow.  No wonder my wardrobe looks a bit full - and I am sure that there are a few pieces missing!

There are only a few items that I have not worn/have no intention of wearing - the chartreuse dress is one.  I loved the idea of this, but I wasn't too enthralled with the finished item.  I'll probably turn it into a skirt.  What do I wear a lot? Well, all the trousers, the ponte cardigans from this month, most of the sorbettos, and a good number of the skirts.  I have noticed that my skirt lengths have shortened, and my clothes are more fitted that those of last year and the year before.

All in all I am pleased with my sewing this year.  I hope to continue in the same vein next year - so watch this space!  How about you?  How has your sewing been this year?

Want to see a compilation of ALL the photos that I took for my blog this year?  Can you see your favorite?!


  1. You have really made some beautiful garments.. I love those little blouses from that book,[need to check out that book--]. The sorbettos..the most perfect top.
    All of the garments are just beautiful.. Happy sewing and Happy New Years.

  2. You had a very productive year! Happy sewing in 2014!

  3. Wow! So prolific! And don't forget you promised us a skirt tutorial ;)
    Happy new year!

  4. What a great bunch of additions to your closet. I love that you are wearing most of the things you made. Good job. g

  5. Wow, 53 garments in one year, but really 9 months. I am impressed and jealous of your productivity. Something for me to aspire to. Lovely work.

  6. Wow! You had a really productive year!!! Great looking stuff!

  7. A very productive year especially December. I downloaded Sorbetto and made a few because of you - thanks!

  8. You really made some great items and so many - especially with a trip OS interrupting the sewing. Great garments.

  9. I'd say you had a pretty productive year and it's lovely to read that you wear almost all of it. So many new year's round-ups seem to be saying I made all this and don't wear any of it! Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2014!


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