Reflecting on the Year Past

As is customary at this time of year I look back over the last 12 months and am amazed yet again at how quickly 12 months can fly.  Yet I wouldn’t have anticipated  this time a year ago even half of what occurred during 2013.  It does make me wonder what’s ahead in the next 12 months.  One thing that I hadn’t planned or even thought about was the creation of this blog; go figure!  But this is my catalyst to keep me going on my sewing journey.  For so many years I barely touched my machine and now I can’t find enough time to plan, cut and sew.

2013 had some low points but surpassing those we had 2 wonderful high points with the arrival of two new grand daughters.  We are so blessed to have such a beautiful family and all near by.

So what’s on the radar for 2014??  Well there’s always some kilos to loose (but that’s another story) and lots of sewing to be done.  Now that I have all my Christmas sewing completed, delivered and worn, I’m going to do some for myself over the next few weeks; I have this plan of not buying any pre-made clothing this year; let’s see how that goes!!

The first item that I’m working on is what has been described on some forums as a well-fitted pants pattern regardless of your size or shape – it’s Butterick B5222 by Connie Crawford.  I finished with my muslin sample yesterday and am now going to cut into some of my precious Tessuti stash with a beautiful navy poly-viscose that I bought in Melbourne a few months ago.  Once that is done I have a beautiful Italian silk that I also bought at the same time to go with the pants.  I have been saving a few different pieces for awhile, a bit nervous to cut them because of my rusty skills.  So a few muslin samples will be the order of the day I think.

All the best for 2014 and happy sewing!

 B5222  photo 1  photo 3

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