2014 was an extremely busy year for me. Starting the new clothing line took nearly all my energy from the start, but I did manage to squeeze in some personal sewing! A lot less than years past, but here’s the things I made this year. I also included needlecraft in this list, since I worked on that more than in years past.
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A Lucile Inspired 1910’s Gala Dress.
Poiret Inspired Dress
A 1919 Slipover Knitted Vest
An S-Curve Corset + “Improvers”
A 1940’s Knit Sweater & Sailor Trousers
A 1940’s Shirt Made From A Thrifted Men’s Shirt.
And some projects without blog posts:
A Crocheted 1913 “Manitoba Toque”
Rebuilt Edwardian bodice and made a matching skirt (Photo by Theophilus Wilhelm von Dorian III)
Finished the skirt and jacket for the 1916 Suit Pattern.
I hand sewed my first costume since I was a kid without a sewing machine and made this 1790’s Regency dress.
I finished a filet crochet vest, which ended up way too small.
I made a 1950’s circle skirt and bolero for a trip to Missouri.
I made a 1950’s dress I ended up hating and never wearing (but I still love the fabric).
I learned Filet Crochet and made my husband a coaster.
I made hats for the 1940’s Hats Pattern.
I made a 1940’s blouse and a late 1930’s jumper (and I still haven’t’ worn it!).
I made a blue 1940’s shirt and a plaid skirt for the L.A. Air Raid.
I completed 1790’s transitional short stays, but never got a proper picture.
I made a stripy early 1940’s dress and wore it in San Fransisco.
1940’s Rayon Trousers (super baggy, so I rarely wear them!)
I guess I accomplished more than I thought! Most of these were done in the first half of 2014, and the second half was almost ALL WHC.
I sewed countless mock ups and samples for Wearing History Clothing. I don’t even know how many.
And now…. the UFO (unfinished object) list…
A 1920’s Raffia Crocheted Hat
Matching Western Shirt and Playsuit for me and my husband.
I learned Irish Crochet, but I never made anything with them!
I started the Colette Patterns bag for Christmas presents but it never got done.
I finished knitting a 1910’s pattern but never sewed it together.
I started a 1940’s sweater and then it got too cool to continue knitting rayon.
I re-learned loom beading, but never finished my necklace.
I nearly finished the Folkwear Big Sky Riding Pants, but they still need buttons and a hem.
I started tailoring a 1919 Suit Jacket, but I expected this to continue into 2015 because tailoring takes forever!
Most of my UFO’s were started in the second half of the year, when I wanted a creative project but didn’t have the time to follow through with completion! I still really like them, so I’m sure I’ll finish most of them :)
One of my resolutions for this year is to get back to blogging more regularly. It sort of fell by the wayside in the second half of the year (sorry, readers!)
Onward to 2015! I already have plans for a 19-teens skirt for myself!