Rounding out my 2013 year in review posts, today I’ll share some sewing inspirations and goals for the new year.
Like all of us, I get inspired by all the amazing projects that we share with each other on our blogs and social media sites, and I listed a handful of my recent favorites in this post: “Sewing projects to swoon over.” And yes, I still find myself swooning over them almost two months later! I get inspired by practical/functional garments that fit into everyday life, and also by fabulous over-the-top pieces that are completely impractical but drop-dead gorgeous. You’ll find both on that list. : )
Continuing with Gillian’s year in review series, today I’ll share my sewing reflections. I’ve chosen overarching statements that sum up the “lessons learned” from my hits and misses posts, and hopefully they’ll serve as guidelines for my sewing in 2014 (and beyond). If I had to sum it all up in one sentence, I’d say that 2013 has made me realize that my handmade garments should be fashionable and functional and well-made. And really, who wouldn’t agree with that? : )
Continuing with my 2013 Year In Review posts, I’m happy to present my Top 4 Hits of the year (yes, I only have 4 again). Yay! These are the garments I’ve worn the most, enjoy wearing the most, and am most proud of. They’re the garments that make me feel like a million bucks – confident, stylish, and just a little smug. : ) Hope you enjoy seeing them all again!
In the spirit of reflection and growth (and fun!), I’m hopping on Gillian’s bandwagon and posting my Top 5 Lists for 2013. I really like this idea, not only because it’s interesting to look back on my year of sewing and see what went well and what didn’t, but also because it’ll be helpful in moving forward, planning future projects, and making the most of my precious sewing time. To get the worst of them out of the way first, I’ll start with the misses (and I’ve got 4 of them, not 5 – close enough!).