2012 Round Up
The year started with this top in January
and ended with this dress at Christmas.
In between I have made a staggering:
9 pairs of pants
1 1/2 swim suits
2 pairs of undies
1 pair of shorts
1 hand knitted cardigan
1 hand knitted scarf
This is without including all of the items I have made for my children.
My Favourite Makes
Greatest Sense Of Achievement
In total I spent $1198.13 on items for myself. Of the patterns that I have made up, I have sold $157.00 worth, bringing my total down to $1041.13. But, I also bought myself a new sewing machine this year, for which I paid $1400.00 on sale, bringing the final cost of my hobby to $2441.13, or $46.94 per week. As far as vices go, I don't consider that too bad!
Plans for 2013
I have been reviewing my wardrobe while writing up this post and also in my sewing down time while camping, and I really don't have much of a pressing need for anything new in my wardrobe. That is not to say however, that I do not want anything new. I still have a couple of summer bits of fabric to make up but I think for 2013 I will be focusing more on trying new techniques and perhaps making a few things that I haven't tried before. I have quite a good collection of tried and true patterns now so these will definitely be making a reappearance this year and I do have a hankering for a couple of new ones, particularly Sewaholic Cordova so this is on my wish list for autumn.
You are probably wondering whether I intend to continue my little bookkeeping exercise this year and the answer is yes. I have found the process quite enlightening and also useful for planning for the new year. I may just tweak it a little but I haven't quite decided how yet.