It’s New Year’s Day, but I use my birthday on the 3rd to plan the year ahead, so let’s look back on what I made in 2018.
- One quilted kimono, self-drafted and marginally successful (I think I might cut the weird sleeves off and make it a vest)
- Two Wiksten Kimono Jackets (now called Wiksten Haori): tan linen, amazing blue jacquard
- Emerson Pants in Japanese canvas
- Hudson Pants in glen plaid
- Arenite Pants in brown linen (These were the fail of the year; they were too big and too brown. I still the concept, though; if I find the right fabric I might try again.)
- A vintage Simplicity jumpsuit out of an IKEA duvet
- Archer Shirt in blue linen-cotton
- Blaire shirt in blue stripe
- Two Willow Tanks: blue linen and Japanese print
- Ogden Cami refashion
- Four versions of the True Bias Nikko Top–2 sleeveless and 2 long sleeve
- Three versions of the Adventure Top (only the first one [a muslin] made it to the blog, but I wore the others a lot this summer)
- A Toaster Sweater
- Nikko Top as a hiking top
- Hudson Pants as gym sweats
- Hudson pants as hiking pants
- Emerson Shorts as DIY Patagonia
- Greenstyle Creations gym tank
- A mini capsule with Hudson pants and 2 Finlayson Pullovers (confession, I hate the fit on those pullovers–they were a men’s pattern, lesson learned–and am going to make something better and warmer this month).
- Six pairs of undies (I discovered both lingerie sewing and the deep and abiding joy of full-coverage underwear)
- Three shirts for Doc: one long sleeve, one too-small short sleeve, one just-right short sleeve
- Two baby rompers
- A shirt for my brother
- A sleep mask
- A fort kit
- A makeup pouch
That’s 32 garments (34, if you count baby rompers) and some smaller projects–more than double last year’s output. Having a serger all year was definitely a game-changer.
On top of all of this, I bought a few things from J. Crew and Madewell (and even exercise tights from Old Navy), but I bought a few more from Everlane and Outdoor Voices and Girlfriend Collective, aka more sustainable/sweatshop-free places. And the majority of my new clothes in 2018 were made by me–a first!