How many and what patterns
Clearly my love affair with Burdastyle magazine continues. 29 garments were made, and only 10 were not from Burda. That’s an improvement on last year: of the 32 garments I sewed in 2011, only 2 were not from Burda.
I used patterns from issues from March to November and from as far back as 2009. One skirt pattern was repeated five times with various alterations, and I’ve already used this pattern multiple times the previous year.
Here’s some of the 2012 versions of 04-2010-125:
80 meters of fabric were purchased and the stash increased by 15 metres. Not quite as good as last year when I purchased the same but only increased the stash by 4 meters. I need to sew more and give away more! Buying less would just be miserable.
I made my first online purchase of fabric this year too.
It’s still almost all about me
Only five items out of the 29 were for others. Felicity got four, all from Burda, and Rory scored one.
And Rory got pajama pants. For him and his teddy!
I used Simplicity 9900 (OOP) for Rory (I had to draft up a size) and drafted Beary’s myself. Rory is ridiculously pleased with Beary and he having matching PJs.
My year has been bookended with generosity from sewing bloggers this year.
Fabric and patterns from Canada in January. Thank you Melodia!
Patterns from Ireland in December. Thank you Ruth!
The online sewing community is a treasure.
Sewing keeps me sane and blogging makes me happy. Thank you for visiting, commenting and connecting.
Have a wonderful 2013.