I'm sneaking in one more bit of sewing before the year ends. One last dress which is from Burdastyle 130/5/2011
If you have not seen my previous post on the top I made from this pattern here is a link. I wasn't sure if the dress would work like, you know, those hourglasses and pears that rock these styles so well. When I pulled it over my head I exhaled in relief.
Today is the last day of the year. I am not going to do 'Best and Worst' a wrap. This year was a bit up and down and definitely a departure from what I had planned but all is well that ends well so I am not complaining. Far from it. I am grateful for what I have and that all close to me are doing well. Lets just say that clothes were not my top priority.
Sewing and blogging was and is a pleasure, a loved hobby, an escape. I enjoy it and reading your blogs.
Do you have any New Year traditions? My mother always told me that it was good luck to wear something new on New Year's Day and I will wear this last minute dress when I go see her tomorrow.
I am on call today but tonight I will be at a pool party at a friend's place to see in the New Year. We get to see it in before all of you Northern Hemisphere. Yes it will probably be hot enough to jump in the pool at night time!
My sewing resolutions are to stay organized and to use what I have got, to use stash materials and stash patterns most of the time. I know I will occasionally need to buy another pattern or piece of material or sewing magazine. Three patterns and the material for this dress followed me home from a Spotlight Sale the day before yesterday when I went in there to buy one pattern for my daughter.. but no guilt! I enjoyed having a look and a browse and a feel (as my daughter says to tease me). You have to get your hands on the material to choose it properly is what I tell her back.
In the interests of being organized I recently tipped all my patterns out of their temporary cardboard boxes and tubs onto the floor and then categorized by type of garment.
Ta Da! The zippered carry bags are collapsible cooler bags that were $5 from The Reject shop. the green one is full of nothing but dress patterns.
As you can see I had a few left over that are in my want-to-do-soon pile. They went into a shoe box on my sewing nook bookshelf. The closest plastic tub is full of traced patterns, mostly Burdastyle. Some patterns date back a Long Long Time. There have been a few big purges and a lot given away. I might do a select give away in 2013...
That's all folks.
Happy New Year 2013!