The year started out with my German Pattern Experiment where I hoped to sew as many items from my German pattern magazine as I could. I worked hard trying to decipher the pattern pieces from the giant map of patterns. By February I completed a pair of Cami-Knickers and offered the pattern to my followers. I quickly lost interest in my German Pattern Experiment as so many other patterns had my attention.
In addition to my German Pattern experiment, the beginning of year had me participating in two sew alongs: Anna's Ooh La La Corset and and Tasia's Minoru. I love Anna's lingerie patterns and really hope to sew a few more of them this year.
This was also the first year that I participated in Me Made May, I was able to wear a me-made item nearly every day of May. With the few more garments that I added throughout the year, Me Made May could be a success in 2013.
Once spring rolled around, it seemed that each garment I completed became my favorite, starting with my Floral Tea Blouse. Not long after, I decided that my Pretty Feminine Dress was a new wardrobe staple. But my absolute favorite make of 2012 was my Autumn Joy Shirtwaist Dress. The year was finished out with my Cheeky as You Please Sweater, which brought my total to eleven garments for the year.
I know that 2012 could have been a really big year for sewing if I had continued with the momentum started early in the year. However, the time it took to sell our house, hunt for a new one and move twice really drained me in the second half of the year. But, I am happy to say that I love our home and we have no plans to move any time soon. Slowly with the start of a new year I am organizing my sewing space and formulating some plans for 2013.
Live in this moment and love life!