My goals this year were to make 'wearable' pieces - things I could wear to work or dancing.
Specifically I wanted forties clothing (my personal Wearable Wardrobe Challenge) but I seemed to have made a lot of fifties influenced pieces!
2013 started with a bang - three dresses in the first two weeks...
Left to right - Gertie's Sultry Dress, Butterick 6815 and Gertie's Dress as a jumper.
A steady pace was set for the rest of the year...
Yarr Pirates Skirt, McCall 6717 a 1940's Blouse, and Gertie's Tattooed Sweetheart Summer Dress
Bell-Patterned Jumper from 1944, McCall's PolkaDot Shirtdress and BlueGingerDoll's Billie Jean
1940's Lumber Jacket, Scottie Dog Sweater and a 1940's Jumper (with Smooth Sailing Blouse)
The Peggy Skirt, 1950's ClamDiggers and the Xmas Peggy Skirt!
Cowboy Print (Smooth Sailing) Shirt, Simple 1950's Blouses, and lastly 'Made So Quickly' knitted blouse.
That's a total of 21 sewn garments, and four knitted jumpers. Looking back:
- I think I was on target in regards to wear-ability but still need to focus more on the 1940's aspect.
- Of the seven patterns I planned to sew last year, I only made one. Fail!
- I'm averaging one jumper every three months - that's great!
- Can you tell I lost 5 kilos?! Hehe.
- I spent WAAAY too much money on Miss L Fire shoes.
This year I'm continuing the 1940's Wearable Wardrobe Challenge, and am going to use a To-Sew folder on Flickr to remind me what to make.
So, what's lacking in my Wardrobe?
- 1940's cotton day dresses. Smart enough for work, cool enough for summer. This one and this one.
- A knitted 1940's vest for winter.
- Navy swing pants - why don't I own you?
- A playsuit for Viva Las Vegas.
- Some slightly fancier 1940's dresses, with gathers and pleating oh my!
- Novelty jumpers.
And finally, plans for the house:
- We need a paved area for entertaining
- Work on the veggie patch.
So, that's 2013 and my plans for 2014 - how did you go? What are your plans for 2014?