Just a quick post today to say thank you for making Allspice Abounds such a friendly and welcoming place for me to share my crafty adventures. 🙂 Last week marked the 3-year anniversary of this blog, and it’s hard to believe how much time has already flown by! I started this blog before I learned how to sew (hence the non-sewing-related name), and it took me a while to find my voice. I’m still working on it, as we all are, but I like to think I’m making progress as the years tick by.
Since I don’t have the resources to finance a giveaway, which seems to be the usual way to celebrate blogiversaries, I thought it might be fun to take a look at a few old posts that make me laugh as I look back on them. You know, those “what was I thinking??” posts. 🙂 When I started sewing, I really had no idea what I was doing, and this blog is great documentation of that!
What was I thinking?
Throwback #1: The very first garment I sewed was a knit dress pattern. Of course, I completely ignored the fabric suggestions on the pattern and sewed it up in a woven. Disaster was bound to ensue! Check out this post in which I add a bunch of darts (with about a million pins) to try to make the dress fit, and then this post where I complain that the pattern didn’t fit me very well. Ha! Thankfully I’ve learned the difference between knits and wovens by now. 🙂
Throwback #2: In this post, I sewed a button-down shirt for my Dad with almost zero sewing experience under my belt. And you know what, it came out pretty well! I love how I threw caution to the wind and just went for it.
Throwback #4: The EPIC PANTY FAIL of 2013. Enough said.
Throwback #5: I learned my lesson in how to use busy prints. This red zebra-striped Renfrew only got one wear out of the house and is now relegated to the pajama drawer.
I can’t help but wonder which of my more recent posts will be featured in a “what was I thinking?” list several years from now. 🙂
Anyway, thank you again for stopping by, reading, and being a part of this blog’s small but friendly community. I have enjoyed interacting with other sewing bloggers so much over the years, and I have learned so much about our craft from all of your great projects! It’s an honor to share my projects with you and contribute to such a diverse and passionate community. Keep up the great work. 🙂