Montag, 1. Januar 2018

Retrospect 2017

My dear sewing friends,

I had had the impression that I had sewn only a handful of pieces in 2017 but here are the 37 pieces:

7 dresses
Farrow-dress, Grainline *, and Malvarosa dress, pauline alice
Adrift dress*, papercut patterns, Marcy Tilton Cirque dress and 
Kobe dress, papercut patterns, not blogged
Alder dress, Grainline, Liberty Archive Lilac silk, not blogged, and 

4 coats and jackets
Driftless Cardigan*, Grainline, and 
lined Lourdes jacket, Named Clothing, not blogged, similar here

Robson Coat, Sewaholic, and Sapporo Coat*, papercut patterns, both not blogged.

8 tops
Grande Arche blouse (sewing tester), Sewionista and blouse Marthe, RDC, not blogged
Japanese gathered blouse*, The Azaire blouse*, Gather
Grace-Datura corselet hack, Named Clothing and Deer+Doe, and Moana top, papercut patterns

2 skirts
Grande Arche skirt (sewing tester), Sewionista, Pulmu skirt*, Named Clothing

1 pair of trousers
Tyyni cigarette trousers*, Named Clothing, pictures here
5 lingerie-sets

Harriet Bra, Cloth Habit, Smoothie panties, Hilda pants, Ohhh Lulu
Madalynne bra S8229 and Smoothie panties
2 home-/nightwear
Asaka kimono*, Named Clothing, and
Reef pajamas, Megan Nielsen, not blogged
3 active-wear
sweetheart leotard, Jalie2797, not blogged
4 sewing for others
Stowe bag, Grainline and petal pouches, Noodlehead
Japanese gathered blouse and men's shirt V, both not blogged
Bionic gear bag, sewn together with Mel, not blogged
1 little not blogged bag:

Fail:
I had had high expectations in the Talvikki sweater, but it didn't suit me at all and I already donated it.
The Adrift dress is lovely and floaty. But I feel that I have made an expensive night gown. However, it was only finished at the end of summer and I will give it another try next summer.

Surprise:
I would never had sewn such a short skirt if not for pattern testing. This skirt fits well, it is very well made with a lovely lining, it is a young and modern style and I don't feel ridiculous wearing it. I love it and I am wearing it a lot.

Most worn:
Why hadn't I thought about making my active wear before? The leotard dresses are in steady rotation and I have never had so many people complimenting and asking where I had gotten them.
The Driftless cardigan is another garment worn  a lot. And so is the underwear.

Most loved:
Maybe the gathered blouse and the Azaire blouse? The first is a perfect blouse pattern, the second is such a lovely pattern. The silk Liberty Alder dress was made too late in beginning fall, I hope wearing it in spring. Same with the Reef pajamas.

I can see that there are several sewn garments unblogged. My main problem is the part of taking pictures. I don't like being photographed at all and I don't have the skill of taking good pictures or of editing. A good post needs very good pictures so anyone would like reading it. It's a dilemma!

There are several instagram activities I have taken part in more or less(@paisleypirouette):
#mmmay17 organized by @sozoblog
#sewphotohop by @houseofpinheiro and
#pbsewvember by @bimbleandpimble
The spontaneous posting was fun!

I have taken part in Clo's  @couture_and_clo #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 with sewing one garment per month including twelve categories (I signed them with a little star). I liked participating a lot and will hopefully write another blog post about this sew along.

Every year, the German MeMadeMittwoch-blog is offering a Christmas-dress-sew-along.

I took part with my Lanvin-inspired dress at Monikas and Yvonne's "from runway to my wardrobe" (Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank).

There is Linda's challenge "Designin'December" where I am taking part, too. Have a look at IG #designindecember.

Thank you for reading my posts! I am especially thankful for every comment made.

Have a peaceful and happy New Year with a lot of time for sewing and blogging!
SaSa




Kommentare:

  1. Wahnsinn, soviele schöne Teile!
    Viele liebe Grüße
    Elke

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  2. So viele schöne Teile und wie ich finde immer so typgerecht. Du hast deinen Stil gefunden.
    Libeb Grüsse Jeanette

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    1. Danke, liebe Jeanette! Ich arbeite daran ;)
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  3. Du nähst immer ganz besondere Sachen, die ein wenig anders sind als der Durchschnitt und die gut zu dir passen. Ich komme deshalb immer gern bei dir schauen.
    LG Malou

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    1. Danke, liebe Malou! Es freut mich, dass Du gerne vorbeischaust!
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  4. It's funny how we feel like we haven't sewn a lot during the year and then… 37 pieces?! :-D
    Congrats on a year full of beautiful you-made garments, and I wish you the same for 2018!

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    1. Isn‘t it? Thank you so much my dear Tassadit! 😘

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  5. What a beautiful, creative year you've had! 37 items is a grand accomplishment! It is clear your makes are well-made and well thought out and you've made such a variety. The photos you've shared here look great to me, so please do not let photography hold back your blogging. It's always interesting to see what you are making. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your always kind comments and your encouragement! It is such a joy to be connected via internet!

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  6. Toll, Deine ganzen Kleider so im Überblick zu sehen. Um Deine Unterwäsche beneide ich Dich!!!
    Viele Grüße, Birgit

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    1. Danke, Birgit! Fang doch einfach mit den Unterhosen an. Die sind es, die ich am liebsten habe, weil si super passen. Weil ich gerne Sets trage und im Sommer die Laminat-BHs nicht mag, muss ich die auch nähen. Da bin ich immer noch am Kämpfen um die richtige Passform.
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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