One year gone and lots of fun projects each week. How the projects helped you with your sewing skills?
Did it helped you try new techiques? Got you more confidence ?
Time to reflect on this year progress..
This year I learned everything I know about making clothing. No joke! While I have been a sewist for awhile (quilts, household items), this year I really raised the bar and learned how to make skirts, dresses and tops - install zippers and linings, and even made a fall jacket! I learned how to sew knits (easier than I thought), and how to improvise on patterns.
I also learned how to crochet this summer and have made a few wearables (scarves and cowls).... and just ordered yarn to make a skirt with over the next month or two.
So while I haven't done many of the projects here because of my own learning curve, I have found this site to be a continual source of inspiration in learning and the Sew Weekly has been a major contributor to my increased garment sewing. I have way more sewing confidence than ever before, and find myself fantasizing non-stop about the next garment project as I look through all the great photos and write-ups here.
Honestly folks - you've been awesome - so encouraging, so inspiring. It has made me fledgling garment-making experience so fabulous!
this site is the best it's true!
I'm envious that you have learnt how to crochet!
This year has been a huge learning curve for me too. I already knew how to sew but a year ago i started teaching others to do it too and have got a little business up and running now. Its amazing how much teaching others helps you to learn. I would say when i started i really wasnt much a sewer but now i feel confident making anything- thanks in a big way to all the blogs and help i have seen around here too.
blogs are great, I love the look of yours. Very impressed that you teach others you must be super confident now!
This year I too concquered the dreaded invisible zipper and started using more expensive fabrics without so much fear. Not having any sewists to play with locally I also count meeting this group among one of the best tricks I learned- the value of good advise and encouragement has been as handy as my seam ripper!
This year I'm quite pleased with myself. I feel I've improved more this year than in any other since I started sewing 5 years ago (Eeep!)
My garments are much neater inside, I beat my target of 10 garments and made 25 fully finished garments not including the mountains of UFO's!
I also tackled a coat, some trousers, got over my fear of buttonholes and met some fabulous people who love sewing as much as I do!
A coat, trousers and buttonholes - that's a big year! All three of those give such a feeling of accomplishment. Great job on your progress this year! 25 garments is awesome! I love over-exceeding targets ;)