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!