OK, so what had I planned to work on this year?
2016 Sewing Wish List
ALL THE 1940s PANTS! - Smooth Sailing Wearing History trousers and Simplicity 1306
Late 1930s Ike style jacket
Another 1940s hoodie
1930s/40s White linen dress or play suit
1920s Bathing suit
1940s Matching hat and bag
18th century silk gown
Revamp 1860s plaid cotton dress
Finish green stripe Regency dress, started oh so looooong ago
An ambitious dream list to be sure! I've been itching to get back into historical sewing, and still am, hence the last couple of items. But with so few historical events in those eras to attend these days, those projects quickly took a back seat to other sewing, different projects and life in general. I took a look at the historical/vintage events I knew I would be attending and decided to focus on making/finishing things I would need for those.
So what did I complete this year?
Finished 2016 Projects
1940s White blouse to wear with my WAVES uniform
1930s Dress Simplicity 1945
1940s Red reproduction print dress Du Barry 2413B
1940s Blue pants Simplicity 1306
Late 1930s brown linen skirt and matching bolero (seen in this post)
Long sleeve 1940s blouse
1920s-ish Bathing suit
|Favorite makes and outfits from 2016 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, 8, 9|
Blogging and sewing-related highlights of 2016 include...
Starting a newsletter (You can sign up here!)
Creating my very own YouTube channel and posting my first couple of videos
I took part in the vintage Tea Cup Exchange
I got a vintage style hair cut for the very first time
I was a guest judge for 2 EvaDress Pattern sewing challenges (there is a new one starting in February)
I won $75 to Chronically Vintage's etsy shop
And to close out the year, my little blog was number 60 on the list of Top 100 Vintage Blogs!
|Some of the vintage goodies I purchased from Chronically Vintage with my winnings.|
This is completely unrelated to sewing but I started riding again and really look forward to riding more this spring when the weather warms up! Though riding in the snow is fun! This is Nicco, he's a 19 year Dutch warm blood. And at 18 hands, he's a big boy!
|Well hello there!!|