Where Did the Past 1.5 Days Go?
A couple of posts back I told you about my organizing spree on the site, which included adding a tab for my finished projects. I decided to add my pre-blog finished projects. I already have all the photos from the pattern reviews…shouldn’t take me that long… right…
I had 127 finished projects!! I’ve been sewing on and off for decades but only started documenting my projects since 2011 in order to write pattern reviews. So these are my projects since 2011 or about 3.5 years. For data geeks like me, that comes out to over 3 items/month. You see this was around the same time I’ve swore off RTW. Instead of buying more expensive, ill-fitting RTW that I was just going to *outgrow* in a few months, I jumped back into sewing.
What Pattern Lines Have I Been Using?
I’ve sewn 43% from indie pattern companies, 34% Big 4 and 24% self drafted patterns. From the indie pattern companies I use to sew a lot from Silhouette Patterns. My mom had drafted all my patterns up until I headed to college. In my college years and beyond, I struggled trying to use the Big 4 patterns. Then I discovered Silhouette Patterns. When I finally go past the sometimes unattractive pattern covers, I understood why she has so many fans. Peggy has cup sizing in her patterns and more of a RTW fit which gave me a significant head start over the Big 4. Now I think I can tackle nearly any of the commercial patterns and am venturing more and more into drafting patterns myself.
What Type of Things Have I Been Sewing?
Garments and more garments. 79% of the items were garments. Almost 1 in 5 were tops, yet I always feel like I don’t have enough tops. Following closely behind tops are dresses. Dresses are my lazy person’s item of choice because I don’t have to match tops and bottoms. Speaking of bottoms, outside of yoga pants aka my “pajama jeans” I haven’t sewn that many real pants. This is definitely a wardrobe gap I’m currently working on.
Who Have I Been Sewing For?
One word, me. I’ve taken selfish sewing to Olympic levels. 99 items for me, 16 for the pup and 12 gift items. I would sew more for others but many don’t appreciate them. I say that’s just more time to sew for me.
Pretty Pictures and Some Not So Much
I hope I haven’t bore you all to tears. If you just want to look at some pics and not have to look at charts and do math, please head over to my finished project page aka Solved Cases. My photos have gotten a lot better with time, though the poses can use some work. Anyone have modeling tips for me?