Hello. It is the last day of 2018. As I type this bog post, I am sitting in bed with mixed feelings. 2018 has been an interesting year for me. The most amazing thing happened in 2018, I created new life. My lovely son, Connor Jay Watkins arrived. I tried my best to hang on to my sewing. I have done some sewing this year, but it has been the bare minimum. Life has been a bit of a haze this year. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of good times, but also a lot of challenging times. I accept it all as my portion and I thank God for all I received, good and bad. My portion is perfect for me.

Moving on to sewing. At the end of the day, as a mom of a new born, and a wife and mom of a 5 year old, my craft was really all that was truly my own. And although ideally I would sew slowly and enjoy it, my projects in 2018 (with the exception of the green kimono) were quite rushed. BUT.. I still sewed. I have always been loyal to sewing. I sew in my good times, and I also sew in my bad times.

So I want to share with you what all I blogged about in 2018.. and then let’s chat about sewing in 2019. Shall we?

Baby Shower Dress with Statement Sleeve

Maternity Dress , and one for Jazz

Green Kimono

This is my favorite make of 2018, yet the least worn. Seriously, where am I going to wear this thing? I wore it once. Lol. But loved it.

Statement Sleeves Top M6886 Modified

Red Skirt which was self drafted

White Lace Skirt

White Cotton Skirt

Black Maxi

Black tie Back Top

Black Cowl

Mommy and me- One of my favorite makes!

Floral Skirt

Mommy and Me Skirts

And lastly, I cannot believe that I never blogged about this skirt! Its GORGEOUS!! But I did share it here briefly.

Well, that wraps up 2018 sewing for me! I will continue to work on sewing. Next I am making something with a black textured double knit. I am also starting work on a custom dress form. Connor has stopped nursing and I am getting back to my pre-baby bod. I have a class in mind that I will take to get started on the dress form construction. I will share more about that in the near future.

Have a WONDERFUL New Year and talk to you soon.

XOXO

-Vatsla.

5 Comments on Sewing Review 2018- And Happy New Year!

  1. Hi Vat, I sew enjoy seeing all of your makes…..I am particularly interested in one of the self drafted circle skirts……one day, I will achieve this….thanks for sharing your family, your food, and your love of sewing with us all.

  2. Loved the clothes you made this last year. Waiting to hear about your dress form as I want to remake mine this year.

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