First a review of the year and then an announcement of a bloggiversary gift.
I was much more productive before I hurt my knee.
1 - Snake skin dress - part of the tradition of Jungle January.... Bring it on!!! This is a house dress as the shape doesn't really suit me. It is worn a lot - as a matter of fact I am wearing it now. It does not travel outside of the front door though.
2 - Never worn - I don't know why. I must wear it soon
3 - Wadder - went straight into the bin
4 - Loved this top but it shredded at the seams on the first wear. Sigh.
5 - A representation of the 7 pairs of Barbs I made. I wear them all. They are the most worn items of my wardrobe. They are so comfy.
6 - Creative Cate top. Most worn top from this year - very happy with this.
7 - too scared to wear after the issue of the shredding of number 4 as it is the same pattern. Will have to grit my teeth and wear.
8 & 9 - home wear only - do sometimes wear out to shops etc but not for business wear.
10 - Occasional business wear.
11 & 12 - weekend wear. I was going to put 12 as work wear but after all of my careful pattern placement I have noticed some alien looking fallopian tubes in the photo so now relegated to weekend only.
13 - still needs adjustments to be made
14 - Will add to my work wardrobe when the weather warms up. This was started many many months ago and only finished last month.
Well - not a very productive year for me. I am happily cutting away ready to get my sewjo back. I have way too many things in the pipeline. I just have to get into the rhythm again. I still can't sit in a chair for too long. I have to put my leg up regularly. I get by at work by putting my leg on another chair. I am looking forward to sewing though. I just need to start.
Now - my actual bloggiversay is on the 17th and on that day I will draw a winner for my bloggiversary gift.
There has been a plethora of indie patterns being released (Michelle from happily caffeinated does a weekly roundup of new patterns if you are interested), not to mention the big 4, fabric stores are having sales and there is always the room for more fabric or patterns in the life of a sewist.
I really really appreciate the people who read my blog and absolutely adore those who take the time to comment. In deep thanks for your support I would like to give a AUS$35 voucher to a person who has commented on my blog in the last year. YOU choose the store the voucher is for.
There are a couple of rules:
- I must be able to purchase the voucher online and have it put in your name.
- The voucher must be for a sewing purchase. It doesn't matter what - notions, patterns, fabric, magazine subscription etc.
- You must post what you purchase on your blog. If you don't have a blog then email me and let me know what you purchased with the voucher.
So, those who have wanted to try an indie pattern but put off by the price, those who want to purchase fabric from OS but put off by the shipping - you can put the voucher toward this if you want. Mind you - if you are in Australia then it will only go a SHORT way towards shipping LOL - but it will help. You decide.
Tune in on the 17th Sydney time to see if you have won. I will use a random number calculator using the numbers on comments from last year to this year so the more you commented the more chance you have of winning.