Monday, January 4, 2016

2015 Completions

This year, I learned to love garment sewing. I didn't anything done between January and March thanks to a rough bout of pregnancy sickness, but I made up for it starting in July when my son was born.  I added three new clothing patterns to my repertoire - approximately doubling the number of garments I'd made before - and changed from quilts to outfits for the babies of my childbearing friends. I've also learned the value of a project with a shorter time to completion, since sewing hours are just that much more precious with two kids than with one.

That said, I am particularly proud of my sole quilty finish this year: a feature quilt for my son's nursery. I started with only a panel and no pattern in mind, and improved my way from start to finish on a quilt whose design and color palate I adore. 

I'm not sure I'll be able to go "up" from here in terms of total productivity (I was assisted this year by maternity leave and a brief stint of unemployment for my husband), but I'm pretty excited about the skills I get to carry into the new year.


IsaiahSaurus (post forthcoming)

Completed: December 2015
Fabric: Have You Seen My Dinosaur by Jennifer Pugh
Designed, Pieced and Quilted by RLQ
A feature quilt for my son's nursery


Octopus Dress (link)

Completed: April 2015
Fabric: Undersea Adventure by Norcott Fabrics
Pattern: Easy Peasant Dress by Tie-Dye Diva
Gifted to a Friend's Daughter on her First Birthday

Rainbow MLP Dress (link)

Completed: April 2015
Fabric: Pre-Rutched MLP print from Hancock's
Pattern: Freestyle from several tutorials
For my own Daughter, a consummate My Little Pony Fan

Origami Peasant Dress (link)

Completed: July 2015
Fabric: Origami Oasis by Michael Miller
Pattern: Easy Peasant dress by Tie Dye Diva
Gifted to my Niece shortly after her first birthday

My Little Pony Birthday Shirt (link)

Completed: October 2015
Fabric: My Little Pony fabric from Hancock's
Pattern: Easy Peasant top by Foo Foo Threads
A top for my daughter to wear to her MLP-themed third birthday party

Easy Peasy Umbrellas (link)

Completed: November 2015
Fabric: April Showers by Bonnie and Camille
Pattern: Easy Peasant dress by Tie Dye Diva
Gifted to the newborn daughter of a friend

Star Wars Romper (link)

Completed: December 2015
Fabric: Star Wars by Camelot
Pattern: Sweet Comfy Romper by Puperita
First Garment for my son, made to commemorate the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Quilts: 1
Other: 6

WiPs that made it from 2012 2013 2015 to 2016 with progress but no completion: Christmas Traditions
WiPs without any progress in 2015: Star Wars II