Last post of the year

2012 is almost over and everybody in the blogosphere has been reviewing their year of sewing, so who am I not to do it?

First of all, a final look to 12 in 2012; the only progress I made since my last check-in are:

✄ Draft a bodice sloper    → I didn't do it myself, but I finally have my own sloper. I'll blog about it soon.
✄ Knit a garment         → It's actually more of an accessory and I haven't blogged about it yet, but I'm exercising my knitting muscle.
✄ Hosting a sew-along    Sureau Sew-along.

It definitely wasn't a good idea to take this commitment, I almost always sew on a whim and I'm terrible at sticking to plans.
That's why I'm not going to do anything similar for 2013. My only resolution is that I'll still try to post at least once a week, but for the first part of the year I will need to focus more on real life stuff (sigh).

Some of the things I sewed this year that I like the most are:




The crown definitely goes to my Doe-printed Sureau, probably the things I love the most in all my wardrobe. The fact it spawned from a beautiful collaboration with Eléonore makes it even more dear to me.

Notice that all these garments are made from indie patterns... Definitely not a surprise to me!

Happy New Year, everyone! 

12 in 2012 - Check in


Do you remember 12 in 2012? I sure have forgotten about it!
Well, not really, but I have forgotten about some of my goals. Since almost two thirds of the year have gone, I decided to go back to check how I was doing and... it's BAD.

12 Pieces of Handmade Clothing:
1. Shirt dress                         → Planning to make one with Simplicity 2215 and surprise fabric
2. Blazer                                → I really don't know why I included this.
3. Trousers                            → Fingers crossed, I really want to make a pair.
4. Gertie's Bombshell dress  → I don't know. I'm starting to think this dress is really not for me.
5. Coat/ Jacket                      Planned! The pattern I want to use is in the mail.
6. Something for my
"Scallop Fever" series         Done!
7. Ruby slip                         Ops! I completely forgot about this one!!!
8. Colette's Oolong             This pattern is a fabric eater, so I must find some inexpensive yet cute.
9. Victory Patterns' Hazel    I recently had THE best idea for this pattern!
10.Wildcard!
11. Wildcard!
12.Wildcard!
                      
                                          → Since January, I made lots of dresses, some blouses, two skirts and a  pair of pajama bottoms. See here.

12 New Sewing Techniques and Skills:
1. Boning
2. Hong-Kong finished seams
3. Bound buttonholes
4. Bound neckline placket      See my Banksia's.
5. Waist Stay
6. Zipper guard
7. Sew from a vintage pattern
8. Draft a skirt sloper/block
9. Draft a bodice sloper/block
10. Knit a garment
11. Refashion an unused garment
12. Draft the pattern for an accessory

Bonus:
♥ Host a sew-along on the blog  We might be almost there...
♥ Release a free pattern              I have zero ideas about this one, so I don't know.

I told you, it's bad.
I recently started to plan my sewing a bit more, but I'm afraid a year-long plan was a bit too much for me. I still have four more months to do as much as I can, but I'm almost sure I won't cross everything off list (especially the techniques, if I'm not going to make the Bombshell dress).

What about you? How are your plans going?

Sewing goals and sew-along update


I decided to join Suzie in her "12 in 2012" sewing propositions! Having some precise goals will definitely help me to be more productive, although deadlines stress me very easily, so I hope I won't break down under pressure :)
Here are my propositions:

12 Pieces of Handmade Clothing:
1. Shirt dress
2. Blazer
3. Trousers
4. Gertie's Bombshell dress
5. Coat/ Jacket
6. Something for my "Scallop Fever" series
7. Ruby slip
8. Colette's Oolong
9. Victory Patterns' Hazel
10.Wildcard!
11. Wildcard!
12.Wildcard!

12 New Sewing Techniques and Skills:
1. Boning
2. Hong-Kong finished seams
3. Bound buttonholes
4. Bound neckline placket   
5. Waist Stay
6. Zipper guard
7. Sew from a vintage pattern
8. Draft a skirt sloper/block
9. Draft a bodice sloper/block
10. Knit a garment
11. Refashion an unused garment
12. Draft the pattern for an accessory

Bonus:

♥ Host a sew-along on the blog
♥ Release a free pattern

I'd say I'll have my hands full for 2012!
And as announced in the title of this post, I have news about the sew-along. Unfortunately, it's bad news. I know I had given it for certain, but January and February are going to be VERY busy months for me and I need to prioritise. This means I'll have to focus on university stuff and I really don't want to take a commitment I might not be able to fulfill.
Again, I'm very sorry. But, as written above, there's going to be a sew-along sooner or later this year, (we'll decide whether to use the same pattern). I hope this is enough to be forgiven :)

And what about you? What are your sewing goals for this year?