Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Accomplishments in 2009

I had three goals for 2009
1. I allotted $750.00 budget for 2009.

Outcome: I spent about $2000.00 dollars. And that’s a conservative figure.

A self impose a 90-day moratorium from January to March.

Outcome: the moratorium lasted 2 months.

2. Pants- I am happy with the fit in the back, the front crotch curve needs work. I tend to not refer to the books and videos in my sewing library. That is something I am planning to correct this year. My goal here is make pants with a great fit since this is one of the basic pieces I need for my wardrobe.

Outcome: I spent a great deal of time working on a TNT pants pattern. I am still not happy with the fit.

Dress sloper

Outcome: not accomplish.

3. Re-discovering my love of quilting, crochet and knitting- I have 2-3 unfinished quilts top; those will be completed this year. I am incorporating crochet and knitting projects in my plans this year.

Outcome: I knitted a purple bag. The quilts are still unfinished.

Lastly, I use a binder to organize everything. I have a binder labeled “sewing projects- current and future. This is where I document as I sew, I write about techniques, alterations, what work and what did not work, etc. Once I complete a project I file my notes and photos in another binder label completed projects.

Outcome: this was a major accomplishment. In fact I expanded this system. I have a collection of binders where I store recipes, knitting, crochet, quilting etc.

Sewing Accomplishments:

9 skirts- http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/07/skirt-ufo-1-of-5.html




3 dresses- http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/strapless-maxi-dress.html

Window Treatments- http://kassminscreation.blogspot.com/2009/10/window-treatment.html

Sewing Companion- Ms Oriana- http://kassminscreation.blogspot.com/2009/12/sewingcompanionbuddy.html

Sewing Related-
Sewing in NY City- http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/08sewing-in-nyc_30.html

Patterns Weights- http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/03/pattern-weights-and-skirts.html

Book Sale http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-sale.html

My first knit bag- http://kassminscreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/dublin-bag-snow-drift-cardigan-hats.html

Happy New Year


Faye Lewis said...

You had a great sewing year! I love the idea of your binders.

Mariela Alethia said...

Thank you Faye. The binders system really works for me. I will post more about it later.

Michelle said...

What a great sewing year! Great work, and have a happy New Year!

Sheila said...

Happy New Year. You definitely had a great sewing year and looking forward to your sewing ventures this year.

The binders are great, I use them also and it helps in keeping things manageable.

Angela said...

What a year! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2010~!

Kathy said...

Congratulations! You did well this year...some awesome clothes! You are so organized, with the binders.....!!