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2011 Year In Review!

  I thought I would chime in and make my little "Year in review" of sewing garments this year... I've had a great sewing year, at least to me that is... I didn't make my coat as I intended, but that's okay there's always next year. However, I did sew my first pair of pants V8751, so I did make progress...

I made a total of 14 garments this year! Which is a step up from the 6, or so I made last year. I do believe that's a score for this year! I don't know if I really have any sewing goals this year other than to only make what I'm feeling.. For instance, many of us do not sew because we don't have clothing, or the means, but rather for the enjoyment. That being said I only want to sew what I am feeling, hoping that this will prevent a loss of sewing mojo, if you will!

Well, Divas it's been a great year and I have truly been blessed and inspired by everyone of you lovely women in some way or form! Happy New Years to you all and be safe and I'll see you in 2012! Be blessed Divas and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! 


  1. You did good with 14 items. I don't know how many I made actually. I totally understand what you mean about sewing what you are feeling. This year want to concentrate on quality sewing, and not quantity.

  2. Thank you Dibs, yeah I hoping to also concentrate on quality and not quantity.. And congrats on the pending birth of your little one!

  3. You've been really productive this year! It's not just 14 items, but 14 nice, well fitting items too! Have a lovely 2012:-)

  4. Lovely collection of garments in 2011 and looking forward to seeing your creations in 2012.

    Wishing you a Joyous! New Year.

  5. What a great recap and there is nothing like sewing just what you like. Happy New Year to you too.

  6. Very nice! You did well for 2011, I'm excited about what 2012 will bring!

  7. Thank you Faye and Vanessa! I'm excited about 2012 as well!

  8. I think everything looks great, but V1120 is my favorite :)

  9. Thanks Sophia! I love V1120 but have to remember to wear it when it's not hot! That Poly gets hawt*lol*

  10. Hey Sis!!! I absolutely love the jacket! HOT!!!! All of your creations are simply fabulous! I'm proud of you & your God given gifts! I will be letting you know as soon as possible about my measurements! Can your sister get a pair of wide leg jeans & also that jacket in Leopard?! GRRRR! LOL! Love you always!!!


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