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2012 Chart-o-rama

2013 January 2
by elizabeth_admin

I swore to myself that it wasn’t about the numbers, but I just had to do some tallying after seeing other people totting up their sewing year.  So I broke down today and started making lists.  When all was added and done, I discovered two big surprises, especially in light of the big move to San Diego that occurred this year.  I had expected, with all the change I’ve experienced in the last 6 months, that my sewing output would be lackluster.  I certainly didn’t have any big sewing projects to eat up my time (well, other than the Colorblock Dress project which took up considerable time for a dress).

Surprise #1 was the total number of sewing projects.  I sewed 45 items this year.  Only 6 of them were fails.



Surprise #2, and probably the biggest surprise for me, was the fact that I sewed more for others this year than for myself.  I didn’t think I was that unselfish.  *patting myself on back*  I sewed 15 projects for myself and 24 for others.



Out of the 39 successful projects, this was the breakdown on project types.  The minor surprise here was that my dress loving self didn’t make more dresses.  I think this year’s Jammiepalooza skewed the numbers for tops and pants quite a bit.



As for pattern companies, my love was a little more evenly distributed.  Note that the Butterick  and Burda totals include all the iterations I made of the B5454 (4 total) dress and Burda knit tops (5 total) I made, thereby inflating those numbers just a tad.



I have to admit that I didn’t think it was necessary to scrutinize my output of the last year in this way initially, but I’m glad that I took the time.  And I have to say that I am both pleased with my tallies and surprised at how unselfish I was.  😉

Now enough of the navel gazing.  I have some selfish sewing to make up for in 2013!

8 Responses leave one →
  1. January 2, 2013

    Interesting what we find when we quantify our efforts isn’t it?

  2. January 2, 2013

    Impressive output and look forward to 2013.

  3. January 2, 2013

    Very impressive and what a fun way to looks at the year.

  4. January 3, 2013

    Definitely a worthwhile exercise then!!

  5. January 3, 2013

    I love stats! This is the year end round up so far, for me:-)
    My hats off to you for all that unselfish sewing.

  6. January 3, 2013

    Very impressive totals for the year! I love your presentation — colorful graphics are great. And of course a big congrats on all of the unselfish sewing you did in 2012! Happy new year!

  7. January 6, 2013

    I love your colourful pie charts! and a big pat on the back for all your unselfish sewing! All the best for a fantastic, and maybe more selfish 2013 😉

  8. January 10, 2013

    I love your pie charts! I especially like to see what pattern companies others use and also what variety of clothing they make for themselves. I’ve never tried sewing with a Burda or Kwik Sew pattern even though I own a couple of them so it’s on my to-do list for the year.

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