Made by me

2009 – a year of sewing


I made a blouse with a tea dyed lace insert.

I sewed the Diana bag for a friend.


I joined Clevergirl’s pant sew-along and decided to a Anthropologie knock-off. Here is the end result.


I sewed my first silk velvet garment. It was a struggle, but I love the dress.


I went fabric shopping with Melissa in London.


I made my first rain coat and won a prize for it.


I used one of my London fabrics to make a Burda dress with puff sleeves.


I made a pair of skinny jeans using Burdastyle’s Anita pattern.


I got hooked on sewing camisoles.


I began selling some garments on Etsy and got featured in a newsletter along a former Project Runway contestant. It remains the highlight of my Etsy venture.


I made a new skirt design, which I named Edith. It’s one of my favorite design ever. 

DECEMBEROn New Years Eve I finally got to wear the dress that I made for the Timmel SWAP contest in 2008. I love making party dresses, but I seldom wear them.

All in all 2009 was an incredible productive year for me, sewing wise. I think a big reason behind that is that 2009 was a very stable year for me, with few stressors and no tumultuous life changes. It’s so much easier to be creative when things around me is in place.


  • Trudy Callan
    January 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    You made some really gorgeous things in 2009. Thanks for the rundown. I hope 2010 is another good year for you.

  • Digs
    January 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Those are all such lovely results! I love the garment a month format, forgive me if I duplicate it on my blog (imitation being the sincerest form of flattery!).

  • Trudy Callan
    January 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I really love your blog; I have given you an award. Please come to my blog to see how you can receive it.

  • Lucy in the Sky
    January 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I really like the blouse with the lace insert! I'm currently looking for ways to incorporate lace in garments, without being frilly or too girlish, and this is a good idea.

  • Lindsay T
    January 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    2009 was a very good sewing year for you. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2010. Your photos are always excellent, by the way.

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    January 8, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    You made up some very nice garments last year. I look forward to seeing more lovely sewing this year.

  • Kyle
    January 9, 2010 at 2:18 am

    just beautiful! i think the skirt is my favorite in this posting

  • spottedroo
    January 9, 2010 at 3:36 am

    All of these pieces are gorgeous. I love your sense of design. Congratulations on a great year and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next!

  • Kathi
    January 11, 2010 at 1:55 am

    I have enjoyed looking at your recap of the year. I love those knock-of pants – I can't imagine putting in all of those buttonholes and buttons, though!!!!!!!


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