Of course, there are things everyone's "year in sewing" will have in common.
And the simple, cozy dress which really seemed to strike a chord with other sewing bloggers.
This gathered monstrosity was all my fault, which is why it is more interesting to include here than the mystery-sized 1930's dress.
And then, there were some experiments: This is the year I re-made my slopers...
And tried my most fitted trouser style yet, to celebrate.
I also experimented with the bias cut. I'm not quite done with that, I think...
I also discovered the brilliant Studio Faro/Well suited blog and experimented with a couple of the designs explained there.
And then, there was the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge...
Probably the biggest experiment of all for me. I was really slow to get started, only making my first item in August. However, I managed to complete my goal: Five items made from vintage patterns in 2014. I didn't quite manage the side goal to sew from each decade from the 1920's to the 1970's but I did explore some new-to-me eras in fashion.
And the other side goal was to sew using all the different sources at my disposal. Again, I mostly used pattern magazines and didn't even try Lutterloh, but I did make my first Frohne garment and used the instructions from a ladies magazine.
I'm proud of these five:
My 1929 party dress,
1965 party dress (and no, I don't have enough parties to justify these, I just loved them),
and last but not least my 1950's outfit: 1957 skirt and belt (belt tutorial is here) and 1955 blouse.
Now, all I have left to do is to wish you all a very happy New Year!