2020 is finally out the door and 2021 has arrived. What an odd year it has been! Last December I came home from a vacation with a sewing machine. Thus, 2020 has been a year of sewing, and I haven’t done as much knitting or spinning as I have in the past. Here are my makes:
- We had just moved into our house, so I remade some rectangular pillowcases to fit the square pillows on our couch
- We continued to settle into the house, and I started a mini raised-bed garden.
- I wrote an article for Ply Magazine that came out in their Basics issue in the fall!
- I knit a washcloth for a friend.
- I mended my slippers.
- I made a chemisette for a Regency outfit I’ve been quietly working on in the background.
- I finished my red tunic.
- I made crackers for the first time!
- I embroidered my word of the year.
- I made my first pair of shorts.
- I made a few playful Dorset-style buttons.
- I made a Regency petticoat.
- I mocked up the bodice of my Regency dress pattern.
- I made a colourful pinafore.
- I bought a rose bush and planted more seeds in the garden.
- I finished weaving a handspun/mohair lace scarf
- I started brewing Kombucha and Kefir.
- I finished spinning the wool samples from the spinning class I took in the Fall of 2018.
- My husband made me a yarn display for my wall.
- We went on a massive hike.
- I made a T-shirt.
- I made a Pocahontas dress.
- We went hiking again.
- I made a striped seersucker crop top.
- I started a baby blanket for my new niece.
- I made a second pair of shorts.
- I finished a sparkly tunic I had started several years ago, but stalled out on due to fitting issues.
- I made an 18th century-inspired petticoat skirt.
- My article was published in Ply Magazine!!
- I worked on some basic crochet stitches and crocheted a cowl out of handspun.
- I twisted the fringe of the scarf I finished weaving in May.
- I made a corset-style bodice and paired it with my petticoat skirt for a Hobbity Halloween look.
- We got a puppy!!
- We spent a lot of time playing with and training our puppy. He is adorable and is growing like a weed!
- I baked Pumpkin Sourdough Bread in the shape of a pumpkin.
- I moved my garden indoors.
- I knit a tasseled shawl!
Throughout the year I have enjoyed making things, especially clothes. I always seem to think that a garment will come together in just a few hours, and I am rarely right. I need to work on factoring in a realistic amount of time when planning a project and not beat myself up when it takes longer than I initially thought it would. There is nothing like getting dressed in clothes you have made yourself. It’s like a sort of armor against the world. I am looking forward to continuing my garment-sewing journey in 2021 and (spoiler) I’m considering quilting. Because I don’t have enough hobbies yet.