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:

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.

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!


  1. Wahnsinn, soviele schöne Teile!
    Viele liebe Grüße

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

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

  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

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

  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!

  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. :)

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

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

    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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