Photos are arranged with the newest makes at the top. I’ve got photos of most of my sewing projects but not many of my knitting ones, so this is a very sewing-heavy gallery.
Makes from 2023
So far in 2023 I have finished one sewing project.
Makes from 2022
In 2022 I completed 20 sewing projects, including 3 pattern tests. Although my pace of making slowed down a little this year, I channelled a lot of time into studying pattern drafting and fashion design.
Makes from 2021
In 2021 I finished a total of 35 sewing projects. I was a pattern tester for 4 patterns, and began drafting my own clothing patterns from scratch too. I even got sent a pattern for free which really made me feel like an influencer!
Other makes not pictured include a t-shirt for my husband, a batch of face masks (because 2021), a dressing room curtain for a friend’s shop in Wakefield, and other bits and bobs.
Makes from 2020
My sewing really levelled up in 2020. Thanks to the pandemic, I was working from home, and ditching the commute gave me loads of spare time which I invested in my sewing. I also started pattern testing for the first time, and began doing some freelance sewing content work for Create and Craft’s members’ magazine. In total I sewed 24 projects including 2 pattern tests.
Makes from 2019
In 2019 I was getting back up to speed on my sewing skills following a nearly 2 year hiatus due to life circumstances. After a simple skirt project at the end of year before, I threw myself in at the deep end by making my first shirt! I completed 12 projects in 2019, also including some embroidered linen handkerchiefs as an anniversary gift for my husband (not pictured).
Makes from 2016-2018
I started sewing in 2016 while living in Singapore, and I was a fairly prolific maker in that first year. 12 projects – not bad for a beginner! Then I only managed 3 makes across 2017-2018 as we lived in a place that had no room for my sewing machine.