Happy New Year, everyone! I seemed to have fallen off the blogging bandwagon a bit towards the end of last year, but 2014 was such a monumental year in terms of sewing/crafting/personal stuff, that I thought it would be a good idea to take a trip down memory lane:
- In January of last year, I attended both my first Fur & Feathers Luncheon (the next one is in just a few short weeks!) as well as a murder mystery dinner party!
- February saw me venturing more into vintage hair, and I uploaded my second hair tutorial on Youtube, and also learned how to finally do victory rolls!
- April also marked a sewing milestone for me, when I made my first knit fabric dress.
- I participated in Lucky Lucille’s Sew for Victory Challenge in May and made a reproduction apron.
- I started a fashion book review series in June, and reviewed books about Coco Chanel and Marie Antoinette.
- July saw me venturing into 1930s beach pajamas (very comfy!).
- We moved into an adorable 1941 6-plex in August, and I still love coming home to it everyday.
- September was the beginning of my obsession with home dec sewing (spoiler: it hasn’t subsided), as well as a first-time trip to Croatia and adopting of a cat!!!
- October saw me finally blogging about said Croatia trip, including the modern dress I sewed for the wedding we attended, and an adorable 50s umbrella print dress I wore to Montenegro. We also held our first Halloween party!
- I made my showgirl costume debut in November, which entailed sewing with brocade fabric for the first time.
- Finally, in December, I crafted and sewed a ton of Christmas stuff (I made both the wreath and all the stockings in the photo) , but ran out of time to share these with you all due to quite a few social engagements and an increasingly hectic work schedule.
So, what’s in store for me in 2015? A return to historic sewing, more cat-themed craziness, and traveling! I’ll be attending a historic women’s fashion conference in April (!), so there will be lots of sewing in preparation for that, and we may end up going to Europe this summer . I also want to focus on sewing more everyday, usable items for my modern wardrobe, and expand some of my vintage closet to be more useful as well (I have some fabulous dresses in there, but many I have only worn on a handful of occasions, or they were a one-off for a special event). 2015 promises to be a creative and crafty year, and I can’t wait!