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Looking Back on 2011

January 5, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

What I made for myself:

What I made for DM:

  • a reversible Avalon
  • a Hermosa top with matching Redondo skirt
  • an Elodie dress
  • a paisley summer dress
  • a coat
  • a Willemientje dress; we cancelled our trip but this will still fit come spring/summer 2012. The dress earned me the random prize in the Sewing for Children pattern review contest.

I also knit some.

But the major project in 2011 was the wedding dress. The first project for an adult with fitting issues other than my own. The first project I muslined. The bride was happy and got compliments, I was relieved. I’ll post some pics as soon as I have them.

I admit, this isn’t a lot. But truth be told, it’s more than I even expected. And it’s somewhat in accordance with my main goal for 2011, which was to reduce the proportion of Burda patterns sewn. 2011 has been rather nerve-racking. My company closed down after months of uncertainty, while I was pregnant and so not placeable. I have to mention that I’m a legal alien in Germany and at the time my status was very much dependent on employment. The pregnancy also took its toll on me. However, all worked out for the best and 2011’s best project now lies here by my side:

And here a couple more, just because:


Let’s see what 2012 has in store. Thank you for sticking around!!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2012 14:29

    You had such a busy year – and sewing has to fit in when it can, and yet you managed to do so much! I really like that comparison with the Sydney Opera House concert hall (the Big auditorium!) and views – and probably very few of your viewers were coughing or otherwise disturbing other viewers 🙂

    I hope you have a great year in 2012 – in terms of family, health, work, and creative sewing!


  2. February 5, 2012 11:59

    Your children are absolutely beautiful. You’ve managed to get some much sewing done on top of all the other stuff you have going on! Love your drape drape items by the way.


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