As I was going through my photos from the year, I realized I made not ONE SINGLE THING for myself in 2014. Terrible, I know. The truth is, I did sew a few things, just nothing worthy of sharing – I made a Wiksten Tank and the Liesl & Co Bistro Dress, and while they were both great patterns, neither was especially flattering on me. I’m still trying to figure out sewing my own clothing, and clearly it isn’t going all that well. Maybe 2015 will be my breakthrough year.
So what did I sew? Well, Lila scored a few new dresses. Fifteen to be exact.
The dresses definitely won out in terms of sheer numbers, but there were a few other things for Lila:
Oscar wasn’t fully ignored:
And there was an assortment of gifts and other random things:
These were my 2014 personal favorites:
I learned to use and love my serger this year (it only sat in the box until April – not half bad, right?), and I learned to love boy sewing just a little bit more. And what I already knew was reinforced: making dresses sure is fun. The truth is, I don’t have any huge goals for the new year. I just want to make pretty things and then marvel at my kids as they wear them. I know it isn’t much, but that’s what makes me happy.
So anyway, Happy 2015 from these two, my reasons for sewing.