Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happy Belated Bloggerversary!

Wow!  I can't believe I started blogging a year ago (June 1, 2014).  It sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, sometimes feels like yesterday.  I haven't been around posting over the last week or so, but I have been sewing.  I have made three pairs of Iris shorts by Colette patterns, two of which are wearable, but both are still 'wearable muslins' due to fit issues.  Eventually I'll probably blog about them, but when I tried to last week, I had nothing really interesting to say.  I will probably make another pair in the next couple of weeks, but first I need to make another pair of Gingers because my first pair (out of cheapo local denim) have already started to get holes in them.  I may try and patch the holes so I can still wear them around the house, or while painting, or whatevs!

Anyway, let's take a quick look at my first year of blogging.  I wrote 87 posts.  That's a lot of writing!  I reread the posts the other day, and found a couple of typos.  Oops.  I have made a lot of clothing, including four jackets (one of which I have given away), six blazers, one pair of jeans, a couple pairs of pants, three shorts, at least 10 of each skirts, tops, dresses.  Oh yeah, I can't forget the twelve aprons.  I think it evens out to more than one thing a week.  I've entered four contests, and won one of them.

Where do I go from here?  I have gaps in my wardrobe- plain skirts, plain tops, and pants.  I need to start filling in the gaps.  Unfortunately, this ends being boring sewing/boring blogging, so I put it off.  I also have a really interesting idea for some paintings that involve fabric and sewing.  My only hesitation is that it would require me to buy some fabrics, which I'm trying not to do!  I also did finally get my colors read, so I would like to open up the discussion on colors you like to wear versus colors that supposedly look better.  Are there things that you're interested in talking about?  Let me know in the comments!

Well, now to make some dinner and cut out my next pair of Gingers.  I'll leave you with some pictures from my recent road trip to Odessa.  Poppies and cool sky galore!  Most of these were taken out of a moving car window, so they're not the greatest, but I wanted to capture that sky.  Enjoy the pictures, and until next time happy sewing!



  1. How/where do you get your colors read? I'd be interested in having that done.

  2. How/where do you get your colors read? I'd be interested in having that done.

  3. I think you should also blog the "boring makes". It's fun to read about interesting techniques or patterns but it's also really helpful to see which patterns are workhorses and why.

    Happy year 2 of blogging! :)