What I Sewed in 2019 & Plans for 2020

As the new year has started, it’s always fun to look back at what you’ve achieved in the year. What better way for me to count all my makes for the year and to reflect on what I’ve made through 365 days of sewing in 2019.

In 2019 I’ve sewed:

14 Dresses
7 Tops or Blouses
4 Skirts
4 Pieces of beachwear
3 pairs of pants or shorts
2 Bolero’s
1 jacket
1 Bra
1 Jumpsuit

That’s a total of 37 pieces of clothing I’ve sewed for myself in 2019! I say, that’s pretty impressive.

Alongside these pieces I also sewed a blouse for my fiance, a skirt for a friend, a bathrobe for a baby, a small curtain for my mom and a tablecloth with matching napkins for a friend.

I want to share some of my favorite makes of the year. Whenever there is a blog available I’ll link to it in the text.

Dresses

I sew more dresses then anything in a year. I also wear dresses a lot to work. My favorites include the striped black dress with tied shoulders, A sparkly number I made to see Bianca Del Rio perform last summer, my lemon Night & Day Dress and the Ogden cami hacked into a dress I worn a lot on summer holiday.

Towards the end of the year I’ve made this stunner of a dress that I LOVE. I wear it to every special (and casual) occasion that I can. The pattern is the Deer & Doe Magnolia Dress. (I never wrote a blog about this one but might still do so in the future. The pattern is definitely something I’l make again)

Tops

For tops this year I’ve made some great basics like the Ogden Cami and another Rita-top. But the Ogden was definitely my favorite pattern of the year for tops!

Other Favorites

I sewed my first outerwear for winter. This cute little jacket! I wear this a lot which is an indication of a well made piece to me.

Making a bikini was definitely high up my list of things to make and I’m so happy with this result!

Also a special mention here for my dive into bra-making with the Esplanade bra.

I also made my first jumpsuit this year and I really like it. It’s very comfortable and suits me better then I thought.

Overall, 2019 was a pretty good year for me.
Besides sewing I’ve enjoyed a trip to Paris, got engaged at Disneyland and had an amazing vacation in Greece.

2019 was also the year I’ve launched this blog. I discovered I’m not the best at keeping up with it resulting in a long time between blogs and a lot of items I haven’t blogged about. But then again, who says I have to blog about everything…

What didn’t work in 2019

Not everything I make is a succes and I think it’s important to write about those too.
I have been sewing for years but sometimes I’ll make something that I don’t like in the end, or just don’t wear.

I made a yellow skirt in my sewing plans for spring/summer to pair with a few things. The fabric and model of the skirt didn’t work for me and I’ve only worn it once. One of the things I planned to pair it with was a striped lemon blouse. The fabric was beautiful and the pattern seemed great but I’ve worn it twice. It’s just not really my thing. I also made a wrap dress I was really exited about, and the pattern didn’t work for me at all.
I did learn from these projects and that’s important to acknowledge.

Plans for 2020

For the new year there are a few things I would like to make. There is the amazing Princess coat that Charm Patterns released this month. I would also like more ogden cami tops in my wardrobe and there is always room for another B6453 dress.

At the moment my head is already spinning with ideas for things to sew for summer. We’re going on a short Honeymoon to Italy and I would love to sew some things for that. I’m also feeling the need for more jumpsuits in my life and would like to tackle another Esplenade bra.

All in all, more then enough plans! I hope you enjoyed this little round up. What was you favorite make of 2019?

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