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2012 sewing wrap up

Yes, it’s the 11th of January.  My 2012 wrap-up is well and truly overdue!  I’ve trawled through my blog posts and flickr stream for the past year and have discovered the following:

I sewed 74 items for myself.  Gulp!

  • 5 bags/wristlets
  • 1 cape
  • 1 cardi/jacket
  • 8 crocheted garments
  • 21 dresses
  • 1 jacket
  • 5 pairs of pants
  • 1 pair of pyjamas
  • 7 skirts
  • 18 tops
  • 3 vests

Some of my favourite garment sews for myself were these:

2012 faves for me

I also made 24 items for Clare (one crocheted, the rest sewn) and 19 items for Stella.  There were five garments made for other people, and a variety of hats and gloves crocheted as gifts that didn’t make it to the blog or into this tally.  Oh my goodness!

Oliver + s and New Look were the big winners when it came to sewing for the girls.  I made 13 Oliver + s garments for Clare and 7 for Stella, and made 1 New Look garment for Clare but 4 for Stella.  Other patterns that I used for the girls’ garments were mostly Ottobre.

2012 favourites for the girls

And the pattern breakdown for my garments?

  • 9 StyleARC
  • 7 New Look
  • 6 Simplicity
  • 6 Nicole Mallalieu
  • 4 Vogue
  • 3 McCalls
  • 2 Butterick
  • 2 Tessuti
  • 2 Kwik Sew
  • 1 Colette
  • 1 Sewaholic – Made 6 times (Renfrew)
  • 1 Jalie
  • 1 self
  • 1 Crafty Mamas – Made 3 times (Cherish)
  • 1 Maker’s Journal

Some of these patterns were used multiple times.  The one Sewaholic pattern that I used was the Renfrew pattern – and I made it six times!  The one Crafty Mamas pattern was the Cherish dress, which I made four times (including one for Mum and one for Freya).  I used the StyleARC Elle pants pattern four times.  There were others used twice or three times, in different variations.

2012 Renfrews

And there were four quilt tops put together.  They’re still waiting to be quilted.

2012 quilt tops finished

But the sewing project I’m most proud of?

Ripe and Blooming - done!


8 thoughts on “2012 sewing wrap up

  1. Oh. My. Golly. Gosh!! What a round up. You clearly love sewing and you’ve definitely defined your own style. Fabulous! I hope 2013 is just as good and I really hope to keep up our catch ups with drinks and shopping. L x

  2. As always Lara, you’re inspiring! I love that you sew a mix of items from a variety of sewing patterns. You are often the source where I get inspired to try a pattern. Looking forward to your 2013 makes and hoping a few more catch-ups.

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