Number of completed garments: 64 (excluding some miscellany)
Woven dresses: 12
Knit dresses: 10
Woven tops: 5
Knit tops: 10
Pants: 2 (jungle pants, though; they hardly count as pants)
Sport tops: 4
Rain gear: pants, pullover, spats, mitts, and 2 helmet covers
Number of pattern reviews written: 44. I had been aiming to hit 250 reviews, but only made it to 243. If I had reviewed everything I made I think I would have made it, but only just. After 243 patterns reviewed (and hundreds made before I discovered PR), I have actually started repeating some!
Number of items sewn for others: 5. I made two tops and a skirt for my mom and two pairs of boxers for the boyfriend. How's that for selfish seamstressing?!?!
Proudest Project: Navy wool herringbone coat with velveteen trim
Greatest ratio of compliments to work involved: Velvet beret. Seriously, I get compliments on this every time I wear it, way more than on the coat. It took about an hour to make.
Most useful items: Four tops for the gym. Wear these pretty much daily, twice most days.
Biggest Fail: Simplicity 2615 Prison Matron Dress. *shudder*
Longest planned: Yellow eyelet Burda 7658 shirtdress. I bought this expensive fabric from Mood in March 2007, using a gift certificate that was a thank you from a friend for sewing lessons. I was so glad to finally make this up, after waffling on a pattern for it for 4 years.
Most worn: Butterick 5283 asymmetric twist tee. Any time I needed a top in Spring, Summer, and Fall, I reached for this tee. It's a combination of the interesting pattern, the rich color, and the fantastic quality of the fabric (a fluke, unfortch; I bought it from Stretch House and it was the only color of that particular beefy but stretchy, slightly textured fabric).
Overall favorite: It's a little unfair because it has the shine of newness. but the dress I made for the New Year's Eve wedding I just attended (not blogged yet), a modified version of Burda 06-2010-126. I felt fabulous in this and got many unsolicitations from other guests.
Thank you so much for reading and sewing along with me this year! Having sewing friends makes such a difference in enjoyment, as well as encouraging me to try new things and improve my techniques. I appreciate every comment I receive and love reading all that you write as well.
You can see my whole slideshow for 2011 here. It does not contain all 64 items, because there are things I never photographed or reviewed. So sue me.*
*As a lawyer, this is not an action I recommend that you pursue. I disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied.
I don't have any particular goals for 2012, just to sew what I like and try not to buy too much fabric. There were several stretches in 2011 where I didn't have time to sew and it made me cranky, but I think my life isn't going to get any less complicated or busy. I need to learn to accept those busy times and enjoy the sewing that I get to do--time to sew is more of a luxury than a right, alas. I continue to marvel at those of you who work, have children, *and* sew. I just have work and sewing and can't always manage to fit it in!