2015 has been a pretty good year all up. I started the year participating in the Wardrobe contest on Pattern Review, but didn't keep the momentum up so didn't complete it.
After that, a real highlight of the year was attending a PRDU get together in Tamworth. I enjoyed that week-end very much and caught up with on-line friends again and met some others for the first time.
What I have sewed has varied greatly and the posts that seemed to generate the most interest highlighted that. The highest hits were for my ball gown and for a Jalie top made as gym wear. From one extreme to the other.
I think this might have been the year of the pant as I made a pile of casual pants and a lot of them were for another major highlight of the year - our road trip/ camping / kayaking holiday in North Queensland.
I felt refreshed from the holiday and it fired me up to join the Pattern Review Great Sewing Bee. I was chuffed to make it through 3 of the 4 rounds. I really enjoyed this challenge. It made me do more research and planning than I have for ages. I also made some items at a higher difficulty rating than I usually would.
The blouse has been worn quite a few times, but not the dress (need an occasion) or the jacket (need the cold weather), but I am happy that the pieces I produced will get some use.
Nothing bad happened this year but something sad. My little dog unexpectedly had to be put down at the end of October. It was a complete surprise as even though he was 15 years old his health had been really good to that point. However he passed peacefully and had his family all around him.
|Cosmo the wonder dog|
Now to 2016. I have my first make under my belt (finished today) and plan to join in the active wear contest on Pattern Review which starts in a few weeks. I plan to make some more bags this year (got the bug!) and hope to keep the momentum going from the PR Sewing Bee to keep improving my fitting skills and pushing myself to try new techniques. I do plan a denim jacket and will see what else hits the radar.
Happy new year kittens, Ciao for now.