When I think about the garments made in 2015, Japanese sewing books and Ottobre immediately come to mind. THIS was the year of 'discovering' Yoshiko Tsukiori and the beginning of my love for Japanese sewing books. You can read about this unlined jacket (photo below) here, pattern n from "Happy Homemade Sew Chic", where I also learned how to enclose seams.....
Pointillism (bottom left) and Monet (bottom right). Monet has a gathered neckline as per pattern instructions, Pointillism is pleated. The self-fabric belts are a little different too. And how could I not talk about learning how to insert pockets!! A life-changer!
here. My stretchy knit fabric was probably a little too stretchy and this top looks better worn under a jacket than on its own.
here, here, here and here
here and here...
here. (I made 2 in 2014. This is one of my favorite Alabama Chanin inspired tops to make.)
here and here....
Vogue 1247, Alabama Chanin 4-panel skirt and NEWLOOK 6192.
self-drafted Tripod Carrier was made that I love and use always when taking my camera on-the-go. This flowered duck print fabric was meant to be my muslin and would like to make one in faux suede this year.
here. All given to a sweet family whose third baby was born.
I participated in Make a Garment a Month for the 2nd year, as well as a 2nd year of Me-Made-May. I enjoy both of these groups and each benefit me in different ways. They will both be continued in 2016. 2015 was my first full year of Instagram where I've found a great sewing community there too. I participated in a couple of themed sewing photo projects there and until September I was able to keep up with my goal of 1-photo-a-day of 'something' that represented that day to me. I hope to get back on track with that soon.
Some of my goals for 2015 were not met, and that is okay. My husband's 1947 CJ-2A Jeep cushions never materialized as the year swept away before more restoration could be done. I know this is a sewing blog, but thought you might like to see a few photos of the Jeep. :)
|Jeep on Roller Skates (because it doesn't know how to start)|
|Jeep studying 'How to Start'|
|First time to start. A Big Day!|
If you've hung in there to the end of this very long post..... thank you. Thank you for reading my blog and showing interest in the things I make and being a part of my creative journey. I love our kind, encouraging, supportive sewing community.
Looking forward to 2016!