Happy New Year!!! Inevitably at this point in the year we all start reflecting on what we've done over the last year and making plans for the next. Quite honestly 2016 has been a bit grim overall but there have been some good moments; I turned 30 this year and had the most fun celebrating in a variety of ways, including an amazing surprise trip to Amsterdam with my sister and a really great party with family and friends, I have also done a lot of travelling this year which has been awesome.
This year has been a bit manic, work and life wise but despite that I've made a number of things that I've been really pleased with.
coat and 1960s knit dress, I'll definitely be signing up to the #vintagepatternpledge again this year. Making trousers like these ultimate trousers makes me feel like a boss, having well fitting trousers is one of the awesome things about sewing my own clothes. I profited from my birthday celebrations this year by making 2 dresses which can be seen here and here, gotta love a good dress! Being able to use some amazing fabrics have contributed to my love of certain items, like my Liberty top and my shirt dress, I'm embracing my love of super bright fabrics again! This year I also managed to finish a quilt, which despite being a fairly easy quilt, felt wonderful to complete. I haven't done as many refashions this year as I have on previous years but I've loved doing them and this off the shoulder top was one of my favourite makes.
This year is going to be full of some fairly big events. Hopefully I'm finally going to complete my doctorate, go travelling and start a new job, all of which may get in the way of my sewing time. However there are still some sewing goals that I'd like to achieve.
Right I'm off to stare at my stats now and pretend that actually I'm not dreaming of my upcoming sewing projects! I hope 2017 is a very happy year for you and full of much sewing.