Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 Year in Review

I feel like I was constantly sewing something this year but have very little to show for it. In truth, I think I spent many nights after work just being lazy, as I'm finding it harder to come home after sewing all day to...sewing all night. And as I mentioned in a previous post, my wrist/hand is still causing me problems even after the surgery. I'm planning to see my doctor in the new year but I'm not hopeful.

In addition to sewing at work and sewing at home for myself, I took commissions for two other museums, which I didn't get pictures of before sending them off. But my work is now on display at Mount Vernon and the New York Historical Society.

Another issue is that there are quite a few garments that I made this year but haven't gotten pictures of, or they're wearable but not "finished" and thus not photographed. But hopefully I can start taking care of that in the new year, at least for my 1860s ball gown and 1616 gown.


It's probably worth noting too that I organized and ran a conference at work and got a raise and promotion!

Even thought I didn't sew a lot, I went to many wonderful events (like Costume College!) and had a great time with friends regardless of if I was wearing an "old" dress. Next year promises to have some great events as well. I haven't quite figured out what my 2017 sewing goals are, but there will be a blog post when I do!

5 comments:

Caroline said...

What great a year of sewing! I remember that beautiful Dutch print gown from Costume College. Loved it! And all the others you listed were so lovely, as well. I always look forward to seeing your work. Cheers to 2017!

Caroline

Bianca Esposito said...

Beautiful and inspiring work as always. The style and authenticity of your garments always amazes me year after year!

MindLess said...

You did an aweful lot this year and even if you didn't post them as eye candy on your log, I can only imagine your pretty new garments! Good work and keep it up next year!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your Dutch print Italian gown. I am planning an Italian gown for this year. Can you recommend a resource for HA print fabric? I'd prefer cotton. Where did you get yours? Thank you!