Saturday, 30 November 2013

::Sewing:: Reflection on 2013 S.W.A.P and Sewlution

Where the heck is 2013 going? How is it nearly December?

So have I gone with my 2013 S.W.A.P and Sewlution. After all that thought and planning have I fallen flat on my face? I've ticked a couple of things off my S.W.A.P. list and I've reached my Sewlutions goal ;)

Some quick notes about how I've done...


After review several factors like colouringbody type and lifestyle I wrote a Wardrobe Plan
I think I was very ambitious considering how little I sew.
Nonetheless the plan was as follows:
4 work tops
  • Colette Sorbetto
  • Portrait Blouse I made one, but it wasn't a great success I haven't posted about it
  • Colette Violet 
  • Taffy Blouse 
4 work bottoms
  • Drndle Skirt DONE-Post here
  • McCalls 5591 - View A  DONE-Post here - Gave it to my mum.
  • Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt 
  • Ginger Skirt 
  • Maybe: Jenny Skirt 
1 work dress
  • New Look 6723 - View A 
2 casual tops
  • Colette Sorbetto 
  • Scout Woven Tee DONE-Post here
2 casual bottoms
  • Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt DONE-Post here 
  • BurdaStyle 06/2011-Skirt with front pleats #117A
1 casual dress
  • Dixie DIY Ballet Dress
1 sleep top & 1 sleep bottom & 1 slip
  • Colette Sorbetto 
  • Tap pants (Lazy Stitching's Tutorial of adapting the Free Madeleine Bloomers into tap pants)
  • Ruby slip (Pattern Scissors Cloth Free Pattern and Sewalong)
And a few bonus items
  • 1 bolero
  • 1 singlet
  • 1 undies Well kinda done - I made a test pair-Post here
So that's a total of 17 garments (not including the maybe or bonus items).
How did I go? Well I made 6 items, but I'm only wearing 4.


The challenge I set for myself was to sew 9 garments in 2013. To help keep my eye on the prize I made a poster for my Sewlution (I think I'll make one for my S.W.A.P too)

So how many garments have I sewn?
  1. Casual Hollyburn Skirt (in high rotation in my wardrobe)
  2. Portrait Blouse (not blogged and not worn)
  3. McCalls 5591 - View A (gave it to my mum)
  4. Craftsy Knit Shorts (not blogged, Wasn't on my S.W.A.P. list but I wear them frequently)
  5. Undies - Test pair
  6. Casual Scout Woven Tee (in high rotation in my wardrobe)
  7. Pyjama bottoms (Wasn't on my S.W.A.P. List, and wore them frequently in winter)
  8. Olive Drndle Skirt (in high rotation in my wardrobe)
  9. Knit Scout Woven Tee (in high rotation in my wardrobe)
  10. (ETA 28Dec2013) Grey on Grey Knit shorts 
I've sewn 910 garments, not all of them are being worn, but that's ok. You can't win them all!
I'm hoping to sew more before the end of the year, but we will see as the silly season is upon us!

How have you gone with your creative goals this year?

Until next time,
V xoxo

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