I thought I would take a moment and show you some of my favorites from 2013!
This is one of my favorite dresses. I made this when I was nearing the end of my chemotherapy. How do you like my $4 hat? LOL I don't know why I chose this time to really challenge myself with this Ottobre pattern; it was pretty tough for me because I still didn't have steady hands. I had a meltdown when I hit one of my buttons with the machine needle, and my husband immediately drove me to the fabric store and picked out even better buttons! He is an amazing man and I am so happy that he is my husband. We are approaching our 18th wedding anniversary.
This is another favorite of mine. I love this skirt...and I have hair again! I didn't plan the length very well and made a very narrow hem, which requires major pressing with the iron before I wear it so it won't curl up on me. I will definitely be making this again but with a wider hem.
This is such a great shirt! My son LOVES his penguins, so I grabbed this fabric when I saw it on Girl Charlee. This shirt is one of my favorite patterns out of the "Sewing Clothes Kids Love" book by Farbenmix.
I wear this coat all the time! I wish I had lined it with regular lining fabric instead of flannel, but my knowledge and coat-making skills are improving. It is my new addiction with sewing.
Love, love, love, this My Little Pony coat I made for my daughter. She is so thrilled with it and was right along side me during the planning stages.
And the puppy coat! I love how the personalities of my girls are really showing through with their choice of clothing.
This year I am looking forward to making some fitted tops and dresses, something I was unable to do this past year and really missed. I will be having breast reconstruction surgery around April/May time frame, so once that is complete, sometime in the Fall, I will be able to sew fitted clothing again. Not knowing future breast size, I didn't want to sew up too much that would ultimately not fit me. Initially I will have expanders put in. My measurements will be smaller, which I'm actually looking forward to--no FBA in my future! ha ha Since the Big 4 pattern companies are based on the average size B cup, I may not have to make any pattern alterations at all...wouldn't that be grand!
Here's to a great year ahead and thank you so much for visiting my blog! I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you God!