2015 Sewing & Crafting Year in Review

I’m a bit late with my review this year.  I suppose I was hoping I’d finish more unfinished projects!  Here’s a round up of what I made this year:


1910s Princess Slip.


I played with tatting (and never really made anything with it)


I made a polka dot dress, then quickly sold it at Dapper Day, as it didn’t quite suit me.


I made my husband a Regency shirt with tons on hand stitching.


I made a sample for the Elsie Blouse pattern.


I made TWO Regency shifts. One at the beginning of the year, one at the end of the year.


I made the pattern sample for the Air Raid Suit pattern.


I made a pattern sample for the 1940’s Bathing Suit pattern.


I made a London themed 1950’s shirt.


I made a zippered bag with a church group.


I made 1940’s shorts from a vintage pattern.


I made an 18th century polonaise outfit.


My husband and I made an 18th century ensemble for him.

Wearing History:  19-teen Egyptomania Blouse

I made a 19-teens Egypt-o-mania blouse.


I made two samples for the 1910s Camisole Pattern.

Wearing History: 1879 Dinner Dress

I made a gala gown for Costume College.

Wearing History- 1920's Cruise Dress

I made a 1920’s Cruise Dress.


I made a knit dress I wore to New York.

11899917_903277893081695_7908113938686499677_n 11866445_903277873081697_759613775854051133_nI made two pattern samples for the 1940’s Crop Tops pattern.


I made a little 1950’s jacket from a vintage pattern and made up felt embellishments.


I played with cleaning, carding, and making yarn from raw wool.


I managed to finish the 1890’s dressing jacket I started this year.



I started and finished a 1920’s dress from cotton lace that I have yet to blog about.


I finished the Folkwear Big Sky Riding Pants I started last year (or was it the year before?)

R120 Veronica Coat Pattern

I made a sample for the Veronica 1940’s Coat pattern.



I nearly finished the 18th century mostly hand sewn stays I started this year.  Almost done!


I made a sleep sack for my nephew from a 1930’s pattern.


I nearly finished making a quilt for him from a pattern from Fig Tree Quilts.


I finished a 1910s sweater I started knitting last year. Yay!  Wore it in the snow, too, and it kept me nice and warm.


I knit my husband a face mask/hat for his WWI reenacting.

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It also looks good on my cat. ;)


I actually finished this 1910s dress I made from a tablecloth but I have yet to take finished photos.


I made a little circle skirt that only needs a button and buttonhole to be finished.

Wearing History: Social Daunce Irregulars Ball

And I made an 1870s evening bodice to wear to the Social Daunce Irregulars Holiday Ball.

I really didn’t think I made this many things this year!  It is a pleasant surprise to do the round up and realize I was more productive in my sewing than I thought :)  I also sewed some things for Wearing History Clothing that I didn’t include in this list.

Strangely, none of my sewing really excited me very much this year.  I suppose my favorite pieces I made this year are the 1910s Egyptian blouse, the 1920s Cruise Dress, and my 1940’s coat sample.  I feel the most accomplished by my work on the 18th century stays and the 18th century ensemble for my husband, because those were very challenging for me.

Here’s to 2016!  I hope it brings lots of exciting new sewing adventures!

16 Comments on 2015 Sewing & Crafting Year in Review

  1. freshfrippery
    January 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm (8 years ago)

    You’ve had a very busy year! That tablecloth dress is amazing and I hope to see more pictures of it!

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:59 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you! I hope to get better pictures of it soon :)

  2. Pam
    January 6, 2016 at 6:47 pm (8 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning year! I love your posts and adore your sewing. Congratulations on your fibre work too – I’m working on cleaning, carding and spinning myself!

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:59 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you so very much! It’s so much fun to do the fibre work! I put it down before Christmas but am anxious to pick it up again.

  3. Cate
    January 7, 2016 at 2:09 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, what an amazing collection of sewing achievements! I love the Elsie blouse, why haven’t I seen that before?! I’ve added it to my long list of patterns to buy and make this year as I’ve completely fallen in love with Edwardian blouses and desperately need to make one.

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:58 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you so much! YAY! I’m so glad you have gotten bitten by the Edwardian bug. It’s one of my very favorite eras :)

  4. PinhouseP
    January 7, 2016 at 3:30 am (8 years ago)

    You are so very inspiring :) Happy New Year to you!

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:58 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you! Happy New Year!

  5. racurac2
    January 7, 2016 at 4:41 am (8 years ago)

    Very productive! Happy new Year to you and yours!

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you! Happy new year!

  6. Vicki Jump
    January 7, 2016 at 11:09 am (8 years ago)

    Good grief Girl! I’m astonished at all you accomplished this year. You have some crazy wonderful skills. I’m feeli b g pretty lazy now.

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you!

  7. Mads (lifeinamadshouse)
    January 11, 2016 at 10:50 am (8 years ago)

    Wow! You’ve made some really lovely things in the last year! I hope you will have the chance to share the unblogged ones someday (especially the cotton lace 1920s dress)–they look spectacular at first glance, that’s for sure. Happy New Year!

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you! I really need to take some good pictures. Hopefully sooner rather than later :)

  8. Bonita Vear (@bjvear)
    January 14, 2016 at 2:49 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, such a lot of gorgeous pieces ~ and you’ve made some lovely new patterns this year. Great work! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    • Lauren
      January 18, 2016 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

      Thank you!

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