Monday, January 9, 2017

2016 in Review

I am definitely late to the party this year,  but I do like to look at what I managed to achieve each year.

Gillian has again encouraged us to look at our Top 5 Hits, Misses, Highlights, Reflections and Goals for 2016.


Hits

Reptilian jeans, I love them.


Pleather top, I am so pleased how this worked out.


My BIL's Ducati Henley, I thoroughly enjoyed the process and how well it turned out in the end.


Misses

The rayon shell top is a fail, I do not like how it works with the top I made, probably wrong fabric choice.


The biggest fail and the one that completely took away my sewing mojo for quite a bit of the year was Burda 7286 Jacket, wrong fabric, gaberdine weave doesn't work with tailoring!!


Highlights

  • I've travelled a lot this year, Armidale, Brisbane as well as Puyallup where I met Carolyn and Patti.
  • Attended 2 sewing weekends with my sewing buddies.

Reflections

It was an interesting year last year, I seriously took up Continental knitting and am enjoying it immensely, there is a cardigan that just needs the buttons sewn on and it fits perfectly.

The bags I have made have filled a hole in my life both for travel and also at home.

My addiction to fabric has not been cured or curtailed, unfortunately more came in 42.95 than last year and less went out 20.1.  This does not include the bags.

Goals

I managed to complete 2 of my goals for 2016:

  1. Picking (Continental) knitting. 
  2. Entered the bag contest at Pattern Review.
I am carrying the other 2 across to 2017 as they are still projects that I want to complete e.g.
  • Pants
  • Lingerie

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who visits my blog, takes the time to comment and share my sewing, knitting and jewellery making journey with me.


Now for the collage of my makes for 2016.



9 comments:

Valerie said...

My favourite out of everything you've made has to be the reptile print jeans. Re the jacket is it worth re-attempting?

Vicki said...

Shame about the jacket and rayon top. But cheers for the hits!

sewTreefrog said...

I love those jeans. Looks like you had a great year. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2017

BeaJay said...

Love those jeans too. Some nice items there.

fadanista.com said...

You have made some lovely things this year, and those jeans? Amazing!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Those jeans are fantastic!

Sarah Liz said...

Better late than never! I think the jeans are just right - so it seems that you at least have one form of pants success. I like the top, and can't see what is wrong - but maybe it's more obvious in real life. As for the jacket, I'm sorry it did not work out. Always cross making. Still, another year beckons, so wishing you all the best for the sewing.

sewingdreamsblog said...

Pants and Lingerie, definetifely two Things for me in this year also :-)

Andrea F said...

Great round up Sharon. I'm even later to the party than you, I still have 6 or so things to blog about from last year before I can even think about a round up!