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2015 Round Up

Happy New Year to you all. I thought I’d do a round up of 2015, I originally started with writing everything I’d done per month but thought that was a bit much. Saying that, it was fun looking back at the pictures and remembering key moments.

I haven’t made a new year’s resolution for years but I decided that my resolution for 2015 was to stop saying I’ll do things and then never get to them but to actually do the things I say I’m going to do. I’ve somewhat done that – I’ve tried sushi with my friend, Rachel; I went fabric shopping in London with my friend, Lucy; I made a belt that had been planned when I was at college and I altered an old uni project to fit me, to name a few things.

Greatest moments in 2015 are:
My holiday to Rome with my boyfriend, for my birthday. It was amazing and I got to fulfil a childhood dream to see Pompei and an added bonus was to climb Mt Vesuvius. Here’s a pic of me on the great mountain, wearing my first handmade pair of shorts.

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Feeding goats milk to tigers with my boyfriend. I’d originally bought the experience for my boyfriend in 2014 but he didn’t get around to booking it until September 2015!

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Sewing triumphs:
Three more delphine skirts
Two of the three jersey vest tops
Two tops made with Simplicity K1467

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Sewing trials that I overcame:
The mathilde blouse
Altering my uni project, the little black dress to fit me
My new year’s eve dress

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Sewing flops:
My first vest top because I never wear it
My first tweed jumper, I intend to make another (hopefully that won’t be a flop) and a blog post will follow

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So for 2016, I am going to take a little break from sewing as the last few garments I have have been really stressful. I’m going to focus on my cross stitching during this time as I have two that I started several years ago sit unfinished. So once I’ve taken a step back and recharged my batteries, I intend to use up the fabrics I currently have. I usually don’t buy fabric unless I know what I’m going to make with it, so all the fabric I have is designated already. I’ve just got to get around to sewing it all now!

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2 thoughts on “2015 Round Up”

    1. Aw thank you Lizzie. I think the break only lasted a couple of weeks, if that. It was enough to recharge my batteries 😊

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