Last year, I sewed two garments that I can actually wear and I knitted 3 items and one sock.
This seems like very little output for the year. It’s not.
My sewing time line was:
February: made muslin for McCall’s M5522 view A and learned about Full Bust Adjustments
March: discovered Burda World of Fashion and Burda Plus magazines!
April: made muslin of New Look 6395 skirt. It fits. I didn’t make a skirt..don’t ask me why.
May – July: Took sewing classes. Bought a “new to me” Bernina machine. made many, many muslins of drafted skirt pattern that didn’t quite work.
August: made many muslins of Vogue 7903 view C blouse. Learned how to do FBA…whoo-hoo! Bought a used serger. Made BWOF 04/2008/131 skirt. The first garment that I actually could wear.
September-November: Began V7903 and then tried to figure out what was wrong with the sleeves of V7903.
December: Made Kwik Sew 2740 muslins. I made a mock turtleneck shirt of Kwik Sew 2740.
I don’t know how many muslins I’ve sewn in 2008 but it was a lot!!!!
My knitting production was much better.
January: started Nautilus Hat and Jessica’s scraf
February: finished Nautilus Hat
September: finished Jessica’s scraf. I’ve had the yarn and pattern for at least ten years. I was afraid to use the yarn and my skill was great ten years ago.
October: made fetching fingerless gloves.
November: made my first sock.
What I’ve noticed that I don’t knit consistently during the year. Once the weather gets warm, the knitting needles go into hibernation. 🙂
This year, I plan to learn how to make fitting adjust ment s to patterns. Last year, I learn how to do a FBA. In January, I read Burda’s sewing workshop on extreme swayback (aka…you got a big ol’ bootie) which makes skirts ride up in the back and hang low in the front. I’m making a muslin of New Look 6395 skirt, to check the final fit. I need to learn how to insert sleeves without the puckers and wrinkles. Hopefully, I’ll learn more at EXPO this week. A few hours until Expo…whoo hoo!
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