A very late “Year in Review” 2008

Last year, I sewed two garments that I can actually wear and I knitted 3 items and one sock.

This seems like very little output for the year.  It’s not.

My sewing time line was:

February:  made muslin for McCall’s M5522 view A and learned about Full Bust Adjustments

March: discovered Burda World of Fashion and Burda Plus magazines!

April: made muslin of New Look 6395 skirt.  It fits.  I didn’t make a skirt..don’t ask me why.

May – July:  Took sewing classes.  Bought a “new to me” Bernina machine.  made many, many muslins of drafted skirt pattern that didn’t quite work.

August:  made many muslins of Vogue 7903 view C blouse.  Learned how to do FBA…whoo-hoo!  Bought a used serger.  Made BWOF 04/2008/131 skirt.  The first garment that I actually could wear.

September-November:  Began V7903 and then tried to figure out what was wrong with the sleeves of V7903.

December:  Made Kwik Sew 2740 muslins.  I made a  mock turtleneck shirt of Kwik Sew 2740.

I don’t know how many muslins I’ve sewn in 2008 but it was a lot!!!!

My knitting production was much better.

January:  started Nautilus Hat and Jessica’s scraf

February: finished Nautilus Hat

September:  finished Jessica’s scraf.  I’ve had the yarn and pattern for at least ten years.  I was afraid to use the yarn and my skill was great ten years ago.

October:  made fetching fingerless gloves.

November: made my first sock.

What I’ve noticed that I don’t knit consistently during the year.  Once the weather gets warm, the knitting needles go into hibernation. 🙂

This year, I plan to learn how to make fitting adjust ment s to patterns.  Last year, I  learn how to do a FBA.  In January, I read Burda’s sewing workshop on extreme swayback (aka…you got a big ol’ bootie) which makes skirts ride up in the back and hang low in the front.   I’m making a muslin of New Look 6395 skirt, to check the final fit.  I need to learn how to insert sleeves without the puckers and wrinkles.  Hopefully, I’ll learn more at EXPO this week.  A few hours until Expo…whoo hoo!

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