31 Dec The Kitchen Sink
Dear Readers ~ Many thanks for your enthusiastic responses to my last post! It was simply heartwarming to hear from you 🙂
The end of the year roundup is not one of my favorite posts to write. I find it difficult to choose favorites with anything. I can’t name my favorite song, meal, movie, book or vacation spot, however I find it very important to review, reflect and learn from my experiences.
Sewing during 2014 took on a life of its own with a second Ready-to-Wear Fast accompanied by a wedding. I bought nothing yet sewed fewer garments than I expected, which I attribute to the short leash I was on, the fear of making a less than perfect MOB dress and my December break. But did I ever learn how to sew dresses!
If I must choose a favorite dress it’s Vogue 1303. The sewing experience was fun and the dress just makes me happy.
The sewing project I am most proud of is the MOB dress, Vogue 8766. The sewing experience tested my fortitude, and wearing the dress at my daughter’s wedding tested my chutzpah for sure.
But if I judge my favorite garment based on what received the most wear, I might declare Katie Spade Skirt Number 3 as the winner.
The misses are easy to pinpoint! I have much to learn about drafting my own patterns and working with trims,
and as painful as it is, I must remember I am not 25 anymore 😉
During 2014 Goodbye Valentino received significant publicity. I was honored to be featured in Vogue Patterns Magazine, the Schmetz Needles publication, The Spartanburg Magazine, as well as being named one of the top 50 sewing blogs by Burda!
Once again, I offer a huge thank you to Mood Fabrics for its generous supply of fabric and publicity through the Mood Sewing Network.
It was a very good year dear Readers!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2014 RTW FASTERS WHO COMPLETED THE YEAR WITHOUT BUYING A SINGLE GARMENT!
The RTW Fasters have truly knocked my socks off by sewing terrific clothes. Their sewing mojo inspired and challenged me throughout the year! I asked the Fasters for one word to describe their the year-long fast and received the following:
Liberating – Challenging – Adventurous – Strengthening – Inspiring – Fun – Self Awareness – Refreshing – Couture – Focusing – Enlightening – Encouraging – Reaffirming ………..
Might I add the word Disciplined ? I faced many temptations this year but made it through thanks company of these committed women!
So now it’s time to celebrate with a shopping trip……… or not 🙂
2015 RTW Fast
Many of you have asked if I am planning a 2015 RTW Fast. I will sponsor a RTW Fast for those who would like to take the challenge during 2015.
To be included, send your name, photo and an online photo album or blog address to firstname.lastname@example.org Fasters will be featured on Goodbye Valentino and connected with others taking the pledge.
I will not be fasting from RTW during 2015, because guess what?
My younger daughter became engaged last week so I have another wedding to plan! I will certainly be sewing but I want to avoid the stress I endured this past year.
What a year it has been and what a year it will be! I hope you will celebrate your originality during the coming year through creative endeavors and by just being you 🙂
Best wishes and Happy New Year to all!