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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sewing Recap · 2015

The end of the year is always a great time to reflect, so I'm thinking back to all of my sewing projects from the year today. :-)

2015 was a very full year, even though it wasn't super full of personal sewing projects... I always have something in the works, but sometimes they take a little longer to finish than others. ;-)

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My non-1950s attire for the year. ;-)  I felt like I did a lot more 1930s sewing this year, and I guess I did... they just haven't been blogged about yet. :-P  The 1940s dress might not count totally, but it was an extensive remake!

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My favorite and most common thing to make are 1950s dresses, so I was shocked that I only had 3(blogged about)!  Like I said, it was a slow year on the sewing front...

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My biggest change this year was delving into more blouses and skirts!  This was partially to fill a void in my wardrobe, but mainly to creatively use up fabric remnants. :-)  All of the blouses pictured were remnants from other projects.

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Kathryn also was feeling the separates memo, too. ;-)  Although this does put into perspective how very many more outfits she really should possess, considering how amazing all the photos were this year!  (sorry dear! 2016 will be better, I promise. :-))

Not included in this post, but coming eventually:

-1950s novelty print dress
-1930s blouse
-two 1950s blouses
-1950s plaid skirt
-1950s twill skirt
-1930s rayon dress
-1930s evening gown

I felt like I finally got my wardrobe up to "more than necessary" on the quantity front, so I guess that's why I decided to sell several of my dresses on Etsy. ;-)  More will be coming shortly to the shop, so stay tuned!  I guess I just love keeping my wardrobe at the bare minimum level. :-P

Oh, and 2015 marked the end of one of my most faithful dresses- my fruit dress.  She was my favorite for years, was my trusted "travel dress" (that outfit never set off any alarms and always garnered raving compliments in airports- always a good thing ;-)) and eventually she just gave out. :-(  Anyone else experience wardrobe casualties this year?  I'm torn between trying to replicate it and just moving onto something else....

Well, that's it for my recap!  I rather enjoyed putting it together; it was fun to see the common themes that ran throughout the year!  I feel like I'm also more aware of the gaps in my wardrobe and I'm looking forward to seeing where I go in 2016. :-)  Thanks for following my ventures for another year!

· Photos by Kathryn ·


  1. You have really made some lovely things this year! :D

  2. Congratulations on all the gorgeous creations this year!! :) It's pretty much impossible to pick a favorite.
    I can't wait to see your other makes from this year!
    That's too bad about your fruit dress!! ;( That was one of my favorites of yours! It would be really neat if you could replicate it!
    Thankfully I haven't had any dress deaths yet, but I did end up with a big ink stain on one of them. It came out almost completely, thankfully, plus the dress is a dark, busy pattern so it doesn't show.
    Happy New Year, Lily! I can't wait to see what you make next year! :)

  3. Always such gorgeous outfit Lily! I look forward to seeing what you make and the outfits you put together in 2016!

  4. Utterly lovely, Lily! And I look forward to seeing the outfits yet to be posted on and following your adventures in 2016! ;)

  5. What a wonderful collection of outfits made in 2015. You are such a talented person. I look forward to seeing your 2016 creations.

  6. You have made such lovely additions to your wardrobe this year. Looking forward to seeing what next year brings.

  7. I am so sad when wardrobe casualties occur ~ since you already made the dress and love it, I'd be inclined to try and replicate it if you really like it that much, I'm sure it would be worth it! Then again, I understand the appeal of moving on too... Hmm, tricky ~ but so many beautiful things you've made! Your wardrobe must be so gorgeous. :D ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  8. I so with I had time to sew all of the projects that I have piling day! However, I always love seeing what you create and wish I could be near as talented as you:)
    Happy New Year!

  9. So many immensely lovely outfits and photo shoots. Thank you for the recap. It was a sincere pleasure to see each and every one of these beauties again.

    Have a joyous, fun filled New Year!
    ♥ Jessica

  10. Wow, These are great, but I have to put in a word for my fave, the re-purposed burgundy 1930's sweater. Adorbs!

    1. I'm rather fond of that one, too! Pity it's not actually mine...

  11. I love these posts! You made so many fabulous dresses this year! My favorites were the gold polka dot birthday dress, the cow print dress, all of the 1930s and Kathryn's sailor dress! You have been such a marvelous inspiration to me Lily! Thank you so much! Can't wait to see what you do in 2016!

  12. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, both now and throughout this year!



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