And I do mean last...like I was sewing the buttons on while my husband waited so we could go out for dinner! (You can click on the PR list if you want to ready the sewing details.)
This is part of my SWAP, which I am sewing for but I kinda keep forgetting that there's a plan and a contest to go with these garments. I was a little nervous about using this fabric - it's a little flashier than I'm used to. But I love the way it turned out, especially the sleeves! They're nice and long and puffy. It's this vintage pattern. I've got more to say about vintage patterns, but I'll add that later when I finish the post I started about 2 weeks ago!
Sewing Wrap Up - I have no idea how many things I made this year! I didn't review everything, I didn't blog about everything, and I didn't make a single list (ahhhh!) about my sewing. Last night I casually tried counting by looking in closets and came up with 32 for me and 11 for DD, but that's just the winter stuff that caught my eye. Whatever the count, it was a good sewing year!
Resolutions - I made a fine list of sewing resolutions last year. I'm not a resolutions person, I mean, I've never made New Year's resolutions ever! And, if I could find the list I'd share it with you! LOL I know it's on my computer somewhere because I was checking it this summer and was surprised because I'd completed most of the items. The only resolution I can think of for this year (sewing or otherwise) is to try and balance everything better. I absolutely love my new job (now teaching HS band instead of random music courses like beg. strings, keyboard/composition, choir, etc.) but it is more time and energy consuming than what I've been doing for the past 2-3 years. That has thrown everything else out of whack! And I miss blogging! Every time I make something, I'm blogging about it - in my head - but it never quite makes it to the computer. Sigh. I haven't even organized my fall/winter wardrobe like I promised at the end of this post!
That's all for now. I'm already a day late posting this! Happy New Year to all!
P.S. - How much time do you guys spend contributing to your blog? I mean how much time would you say it takes for you to complete one post w/pix and links?