Thursday, December 29, 2011


Wouldn't you know it... I forgot my own blogiversary!


I can't believe a whole year has passed!

I'm not going to do a Year In Review or anything, because hey, the gallery provides a pretty concise summary. But I do want to examine my original list of intentions, and see how I measure up and where I want to go in the future.

I wrote my goals in a post titled The Plan. To make a long story short, I actually succeeded on all counts except:
4. I will make at least one each of the following: skirt, dress, blouse, jacket
It's unsurprising that I didn't make a jacket (despite my enthusiastic purchase of a tailoring book...) but I'm actually pretty shocked that I didn't make a dress. I suppose I decided that smaller projects had a greater chance of success?

I don't want to make a big list of intentions this year, because part of my 2012 resolution is to maintain balance. So, I've decided to keep it simple: 2012 will be the year of the dress. No rules against making anything else, but seriously. Dresses are the item of clothing I most love to wear, find the hardest to buy, and generally can't afford. It's kind of a no-brainer. So, to be SMART, my goal for the coming year is to make at least five dresses by December 31, 2012. That's specific (dresses), measurable (five), attainable (ten weeks per dress), relevant (uh, it's sewing?), and timely (deadline of Dec.31). Sound reasonable?

I do want to give a quick word of gratitude to those who follow along here, and especially those who comment. Your help and encouragement is really invaluable. I wish you all the best in 2012!


  1. Happy Blogiversary!!! Looking forward to see what you (and your kitties) get up with in the new year.

  2. Happy blogiversary, chick!

  3. Happy blogiversary! You did make a skirt I recall (or is that a fail because you didn't make all 4!).

  4. Thanks, everyone!

    @Katy - yes, I made three skirts actually, but no dresses. (I learned that I don't really love wearing skirts! But I'm trying to figure out if it's that I don't like them or just not used to them. Definitely prefer dresses though!)

  5. Happy b-day :-) You know, you can always add the dress and jacket into the 2012 plan. I just don't make a plan and then everything I do is in addition to the nothing I might have done. It's actually a good system :-)

  6. @k-line - bahaha! yes, I think I'm taking a page from your book. I'm not ruling anything else out (and would love to make a jacket) but the only thing I want to try and hold myself to is the dresses.

  7. Happy blogiversary! And enjoy your dress challenge, smart lady ;). I find something about the big skirt pieces intimidates me...

  8. Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to seeing these 5 dresses :)

  9. @tanit-isis - see, I like the idea of the big skirt... less to sew, less to screw up. But more of an investment in fabric in the event that I bungle it. Hmm, pros and cons... lol.