Sewing in 2013

Can’t you believe that it is already the end of the year again??

As usual I love to put together all things that I have sewn in one post to see how I have been doing this year. Some pieces got worn a lot, and some don’t get much wearing time. I think it helps me to see what I should be making next or what kind of style that I’m into at this moment.

For myself: tops, pants, skirt, a coat, a bathing suit, and as usual more dresses!
Velvet Tiramisu Dress Butterick 5601 Robson coat Scout woven tee and Moss skirt McCall's 6700 Pineapple dress (Vogue 8901) Bombshell swimsuit Fruit jersey dress (Vogue 1351) Shweshwe Hazel dress Garnet tops Garnet tops Garnet tops Jamie jeans Laurie tee Zebra print lady skater

Lingerie: Still continuing my journey in lingerie-making. I also made a corset!

Lace Racerback Bralette Here Kitty Kitty lingerie setBaby blue gingham setPink set

Push-up longline bra Strapless bra

Nude and black slip Red plaid set Dotty red set

For Sidra: Not too many, mostly pants  because it seems that he is growing in such a fast rate nowadays. I made him a jacket every autumn, and this year it is a cape per his request.

Checker print shirt Green corduroy sarouel Grey sarouel Banana cut pants Denim knee-length pants Shweshwe Sarouel Boy tee and dog hoodie

For my husband: Err… just a pair of jeans so here’s a single big photo of the jeans (-_-;) He recently asked for a long-sleeved T-shirt so maaaybe I can make one before the end of the year (which is tonight??).

Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

For the dogs: We started to foster dog this year so I have another one to sew for! I love making pet clothes as they are small and such perfect projects for recycling old clothes. When the dogs got adopted, they got to take the clothes with them so I can sew for the next foster. One of the happiest news this year is that we finally adopted one of the foster!

Dog bed Dog saddle bag  Dog clothes Dog clothes Dog clothes Dog clothes Dog summer kimono Dog tees Dog tees ARK dog scarves Boy tee and dog hoodie Dog raincoat Dog onesies Dog onesies

Also: a yoga mat bag for my sister in law.

Yoga mat bag

I finally got a pixie haircut after negotiating with Sidra for 6 years. Although it is not directly sewing-related, but the hair kinda affects my choice for the next sewing projects. Maybe it shouldn’t have to, but I can’t help thinking if those dresses in my wardrobe still suit my hair or not. I got bored with myself frequently and always tried to make changes, although sometimes subtle, to my appearance. So maybe it is time to explore other style of clothing than what I usually wear in the past. Let’s see what 2014 will bring!

Have a happy holiday and see you next year!

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  • Wow,
    You’re so productive for you, Sidra and the dog and each time it worths it. I love your lingerie set. It seeems so difficult to realize. Did you sew something in 2013 for your husband ? Maybe in 2014 ;D

  • it’s always amazing to look back and reflect on all the great things that we’re blessed with. nice to see you’re still creative and always churning out some beautiful creations! if you ever have too many clothes, or need a change in wardrobe, i’m sure there would be takers (like me lol, unashamedly who wished i had such talent)!

  • What a wonderful year of sewing you had! You are so talented, your garments are beautiful! Very inspirational

  • A year of gorgeously inspiring makes from where I’m sitting! And gosh, I do LOVE your pixie cut!

  • So inspiring! and I *love* your hair 😀

  • Jennifer Hill

    Wow! What a lot of makes, which I always love reading about. This year I am determined to properly learn to sew my own clothes, with your inspiration! I love your doggie tales, too. Both long and short hair styles really suit you. Have a great year, Jen

  • redburry

    Really fond of everything you’ve done and related here. They’re awesome. You’re great girl. Your jobs has inspired me to do some sewing even it’s quite hard for. Happy new year and God bless you and your family. Hope to see more wonderful job in 2014. Thank you!

  • You had some great makes in 2014! The dog clothes are adorable, and your printed dresses are lovely! Great way to start the new year with a new haircut, great look for you!

  • Wow! You made a lot this year and all the pieces looked well constructed. I’m always impressed with your lingerie makings and this year was no exception.

    The haircut looks great. I actually like it better than the old do.

  • I love following your sewing adventures, and your lingerie is amazing. Have an amazing 2014 exploring wardrobe items for your new haircut – which looks fabulous 🙂

  • Happy new year! You’ve made some lovely clothes, I especially like your Tiramisu dress. Funny, there was one time when I cut my hair short (and immediately felt sorry about it the next day..) and it also affected the way I would dress 🙂

  • Happy 2014! I must tell you that I love the things you make for Sidra. I have a little boy and now I want to make him something like the Sarouel pants — so cute.

  • Happy New Year! Your lingerie making is so impressive! I’d love to branch out into that one day. I am also so in love with your Robson and Bombshell! It must feel good seeing all your lovely handmade things together on one page like that!

  • I love your pixy hair cut! After seeing Inna of thewallinna had it, I was contemplating on doing it myself. I can totally see it affecting your choice of clothing! Happy new year novita!

  • You certainly had a good sewing year! so productive! Happy 2014 to you, i cant wait to see what you come up with for yourself and your family!

  • Sharon

    I really have loved following your posts in 2013 and look forward to many more in 2014. Your new hairstyle really suits you.
    We adopted a rescue doggie, Aimee, a few years ago. She is the heart of our home and it was so good to see your fosters and your own adopted doggie.
    Wishing you and your family everything good for 2014.
    Love and hugs from Cape Town, South Africa. xx

  • Happy 2014! You made so many great things this year! I love that there’s such a great variety of garments on your blog, and I love seeing everything, whether it’s for you, Sidra, or the dogs. 🙂

  • Although I don’t chime in and comment very often I wanted to let you know I have enjoyed following along this year. All of your posts are a great and I especially love reading about the foster dogs and seeing what you sew for them. Thanks for sharing with is and brightening our world with your kindness and love of life.

  • Brandy

    Happy New Year to my favourite seamstress!

  • You’ve made so many great things this year! You always look so comfortable in your clothes, and I love the stylish kid clothes 🙂

  • i love your handmade wardrobe! you have a great mix of fun and everyday wearable. your garments are always so expertly constructed, i love seeing them!