As you can see, I have progressed much more slowly along the Photoshop learning curve. I can't figure out the pen tool, but I did accidentally create the abstract art you see above. I'm just going to leave it at that. This image represents a year of sewing that includes my truly wearable garment, invisible zippers, catch stitching, bound buttonholes, a little bit of drafting, and my first lined garment. If you're not seeing it, I guess you just don't understand my art.
So what's next!? I would love to make a few of these skirts:
|Meringue, from the Colette Sewing Handbook|
Also uncovered in my closet cleanup, garments that are not or cannot be worn and which must be salvaged and reborn as something better:
|sun is so bright this morning!|
Underroos! Or a bra rather. This will be an adventure, but I'm very excited to try. If it works out, I'm saying goodbye to store-bought, rib-poking, cheaply made bras forever. For a long time I've been ogling the stretch lace at the Etsy store, MaryNotMartha:
|MaryNotMartha on Etsy|
For inspiration and guidance, I can thank the sewing blogosphere for both verypurpleperson:
|one of her many very beautiful lingerie sets|
and also for A Few Threads Loose:
And finally, for this year, I finally have a sewing buddy! A good friend of mine has decided to re-take up sewing, and we are going to tackle Colette Pattern's Peony as her first project.
|Peony from Colette Patterns|