The start of January was very cold, and I made myself five garments during that first week. I love TNT patterns! So here we are, two pairs of lined pants and two cardigans as well as a fleece jacket. All these items were worn frequently - sadly the cardis were made from some ponte fabric that pilled, but I made more as you will see later in the year! Total: 5 garments.
This was a really busy month - looking at my posts, it is hard to believe how much I made, but when I get going, it can be like a production line in my sewing room! I turned out four pairs of PJ's, two pairs of pants (one grey wool, one houndstooth), two dresses for my SIL and five, yes FIVE more cardi's - using cotton jersey rather than ponte. I wear the PJ bottoms frequently, but the tops were just too big for comfort and surprisingly warm. The cardis and pants were all worn a lot until I lost weight . . . . . Total: 17 individual garments!
This was another good month, I managed to finish three pairs of socks, as well as three cardis, three sorbettos and black jacket that went straight to wadderville. Total: 7 garments, 3prs socks
Ah yes, April. A sad month as we said goodbye to our lovely collie, Jess. This meant that I really wasn't that interested in sewing garments, so I made 'mug rugs' instead! 17 of them. At least. Total: 17 crafty items.
This was a another month of socks and quilty stuff. I have found that if, for some reason, I can't decide what garments I would like to sew, then I'll make something quick and easy. Like mug rugs, 17 wallets, wall hangings etc., So May was a month of 'quick and easy'! Total: 2 pairs socks, 17 crafty things.
This was a pretty quiet month. I had started to lose weight, so I wasn't making many clothes for myself. Instead, I made a few items for the Galgos del Sol and Alibar Dog Knits - they raise money to help rescue and re-home spanish galgos - similar in looks to greyhounds, but smaller. Oh, and I made some socks for my brother. Total: 1 crafty thing, 1 pair socks.
Oh July, how I loved you so. You see, July was the month that I went to Hamilton in Ontario for a week for Boob Camp at Bra Makers Supplies. It was fabulous! Like, OMG fabulous. I made three bras that week, and I think that I now have about 20 - we will see what the count is like as I continue throughout the year!
And I made a few bits for Alibar as well. They were auctioned, or sold via their Facebook page.
Oh, and two pairs of socks - the other pair is here!
Total: 2 pairs socks, 5 crafty things, 9 garments (bras)
Yep, you got it, more socks and bras!
I think that there is a pattern here! Total: 3 garments (bras),one pair of socks
Oooh, interesting - although I took a sewing class this month, I did not complete any items . . . .
. . . but I certainly made up for it in October! I completed two pairs of socks, three 'box bags' that I use as project bags for my sock knitting, and four pairs of trousers - ones with flies, pockets and waistbands! Total: four garment items, three crafty items, and two pairs of knitted socks.
This month was a 'bras, bags and socks' month. I love small projects! Total: two garments, two pairs of socks, two crafty items.
Now, I know that I was busy this month (and happily so!) and made waistcoats for both my father and Mr. SDSC, socks, various crafty items - box bags, a jewelry pouch, hot plate holders etc. Total: four garments (waistcoats), three pairs of socks, eight crafty items.
In summary; 51 garments, 16 pairs of socks, 53 crafty items for a total of 120 items. And I know that I have missed one pair of socks and there are three pairs of trousers that need blogging about . . . . ! Phew, I'm exhausted now!
Although I have not blogged as much this year, my production has been pretty high and there is a lot of repetition of patterns - this works really well for me and my wardrobe. There were a few wadders (PJ tops, March's black jacket) but on the whole, most other items have been in regular rotation. I took a couple of classed (bra making and trousers pockets & flies) and have put this knowledge to good use.
Well, this is one monstrous post, and is enough for today - how was your year? As productive or enjoyable as you would have liked?