Ahh! It’s halfway through January and I feel rather behind on posting my 2014 summary. It seems like everyone else is so much more on the ball with that than I am this year. Well, without further ado…
Completed projects in 2014:
Looking forward to 2015, I’m planning the following for certain:
- 1890s skating ensemble
- New Regency hair decoration/turban/thingy
- A secret Vernet ensemble
Other projects might include:
- A modern dress made of black patterned rayon
- An 1850s plaid ball gown
- A 1910s “tango” corset
- A new 1910s evening gown
- An 1880s corset
- Modern capris
- Modern tops
- Finishing a modern cotton dress I started last year
- Finishing a 1910s evening dress I started last year
- Finishing an 1880s day dress I started in 2013
- A 1900s evening gown
- An 1830s evening gown
- Knitted red gloves
- A robe de style
- A late 1910s day dress
- Finishing an 1814 pelisse and day dress I started at some point
Of course, I have lots of other ideas in mind, too! A lot of it depends on how busy I am, how much time I have to sew, and what events pop up.
As usual, I completed some things on my looking forward to 2014 list and some things just totally fell by the wayside. In particular, while I started panniers for the court gown project, I didn’t finish them, nor did I start any other part of that ensemble. I’m a bit sad that I didn’t work on this project very much. I’m pondering whether to leave it on my list of things to do or to reallocate the fabrics for some other project. I was so excited to participate, but I have so many other things to make that I can actually wear to events… and I wasn’t boosted along in my enthusiasm by the general blogging world because it seems lots of other excited people were busy last year also. Alas, life takes up so much time!
I did exceed 100 followers and 200,000 views on the blog this year. And I announced my engagement (and to be fair, planning a wedding is definitely something that is keeping me busy in my spare time!). I was also awarded the Liebster Blog Award for the second time. This time by Susan, of the blog Threading Through Time.
I participated in the Historical Sew Fortnightly 2014, but only completed 7 challenges out of 24. I think I was mostly busy with life or busy with other projects that didn’t line up with the HSF for most of the year. I will likely participate in the HSF 2015 this year, though as in the past two years I won’t go super out of my way to make projects just to satisfy challenges if they’re not also being made for another purpose.
And in terms of events… 22 for 2014: 9 balls, 8 other events (teas, picnics, outings etc.), and 5 performances.