I hope you’re having an amazing weekend. Mine is okay, but definitely suffering from the fact that HIGH SCHOOL IS BACK.
Yep, I just finished my first week of my Junior year of high school. It basically feels like summer never happened and school never ended. So that’s why I haven’t sewn or posted in, like, two weeks.
1. Finish the Red Steampunk Fairy
2. Another Steampunk Fairy
Yep! That happened! And I promise I’ll finish posting about the making of eventually! For now, here’s part one.
3. Mistcloak from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy
Lol … nope. I haven’t even thought of this project since I wrote up my summer goals. 😦
You should all read the books though. They are unbelievable. And then you should read everything else by Brandon Sanderson because he is a writing god and your life is incomplete without his books. And there are Mistborn spinoffs out and coming! So when you finish The Hero of Ages, there’s more.
Okay, shameless fangirling over.
4. Work on My Sketching
Guys, I actually did this, even though I know there is no evidence here to support that claim. I didn’t do as much work as I wanted to, but I really put effort in and my sketches seriously show that. I’m working on a new post about it, but for now, here’s a pic of one of them.
5. More Little Things To Sell
I honestly thought a lot about working on this goal. Those thoughts just … didn’t turn into reality. I just wasn’t in the mood to sew little pouches and purses and pencil cases and such, like the ones I made last year.
6. Learn to Knit
Guys!! I did this one! I actually did. I know how to knit now! (of course, if you followed me on Instagram, you would already know that)
I now have two Pinterest boards dedicated to my new hobby, one for things that I can actually feasibly do right now and one for all the sweaters I might make when I’m 80. It’s a happy place for me.
7. Finish My Jasmine Costume
Lol … nope. There’s really not that much to say, except that this totally didn’t happen. Whoops.
I did come into possession of a pattern that could feasibly be made into Jasmine’s pants though, so that’s something, I guess.
8. Learn to Drape Patterns
…. nope ….
This post is now making me sad ….
9. Get Better
Finally, a successful one! I think I can honestly say that the costuming work I did on the steampunk fairies is the best work I’ve ever done. At the end of the day, that’s something to hang my hat on.
*insert lame stereotypical motivational quote about success of your own choosing*
10. Sew Baby Quilts
I did this … kinda. I arranged baby quilts for my grandmother to sew on the third-to-last day of summer but it counts! And I got my friends to do it with me!
11. Make a Printable Backpack PDF Pattern (from scratch)
I am literally 75% of the way done with this stupid thing, but haven’t worked on it since the first or second week of summer, so I can’t decide if it counts. I guess this is another 1/2 completed goal.
12. Everyday Dresses
BTW, you all had such nice things to say about these dresses and I feel like I owe you all a huge thanks. Your comments mean so much to me 🙂 keep them coming!
Well, 7.5/12 isn’t bad!
Though it may not seem like it, I honestly am super proud of what I did over summer. I sewed a lot, I rocked my sewing at comic-con, and, most of all, I had a great summer vacation doing it. I started an Instagram, posted here 14 times, spent time thinking about whether fashion design is a viable career path for me (still don’t have an answer for you), and remembered why I love sewing.
It’s going to be a little rocky around here for the next few weeks while I readjust to juggling school and sewing/blogging/instagramming (and I’m still working (procrastinating) on my website redesign, lol), so I hope you’ll all bear with me and enjoy the ride. (Oh and I swear the knitting needle case tutorial is coming … eventually.) This year is definitely going to be an interesting one for me personally, scholastically, and sewing-y.
Thanks, as always, for reading 🙂