After surveying what everyone else had done last year, I had decided against doing this post because I felt there really wasn't that much. But Coleen insisted that I take a look at what I had done and I was really surprised by how much I had accomplished. The first half of the year was largely taken up with doing 7 bridesmaids dresses (I made all of them in this picture, except the one on the far right),
but I still managed to make Coleen a blouse and a couple pairs of pants.
I also made an outfit for a client from a piece of lovely silk an exchange student from Thailand had given her.
In the second half of the year, I made more pants for Coleen (we both made pairs at the same time- which is a great way to teach someone how to sew- especially, if you are like me and are always trying to show your pupil how to do something - this way I could do exactly that and still leave it for her to do on her own pair),
We also did the same thing with t-shirts.
I tweaked the pattern for shirts for William until he is very happy with the fit,
I made Coleen a hobbit costume for Halloween
and even turned out a couple of skirts and t-shirts for myself.
I learned a great deal making a winter coat for Coleen,
managed to make Christmas presents for family
and ended the year with making a poodle skirt for a client.
Here's hoping 2009 is just as productive!
Dress from souvenir fabric
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