With a first day of 2019 coming to the end, I would like to take a moment and reflect on my sewing highlights of 2018 - and there definitely were quite a few!
Got a new sewing machine and it's an industrial one!
Ever since I tried an industrial sewing machine at school, I got hooked - I loved the precision, speed, stitch quality, everything! I really wanted one for home, but was questioning if it was not too big - well, after long consideration, I decided to just go for it and loved it ever since!
You can find my full review on my Industrial straight stich Jack A2 here.
Graduated from sewing school!
For two whole years, after I would wrap my work at the office, I would hurry straight to the school and spend there 2-3 hours until its closing time, trying to squeeze out everything that I could learn there. Then I would spend my weekends sewing some more at home. These two years were busy and filled with lots of sewing and I loved every moment of it!
Graduation day definitely had bittersweet moments - I was proud to graduate, but also knew I would miss my school and teacher the moment I left.
Sewn my wedding dress!
This was my last project at school and it took 5 days of 11 hours a day to complete - needless to say, wearing a me-made dress on wedding day made it even more special!
You can read more about my dress here.
Joined Burda Style Influencer Team!
On June, I joined Burda influencer team, formed by 10 wonderful ladies! Burda magazines played significant role in my sewing journey right from early days and I am truly honored to be part of this project. I am making a project based on one Burda pattern each month and first one was these two peplum blouses.
To find more about this project and see entire team click here.
Made a reversible dress!
In cooperation with Fabrics&Fabrics, I got to fullfill my long time dream of making a reversible dress! Haven't blogged about it yet, but hope to catch up with it soon!
Made my first faux-fur coat!
I wanted to make something using faux fur for a very long time and finally came around making it this year. I LOVED working with faux fur and will definitely have more projects with it in the future!
And I even made a menshirt!
I am truly proud I came around doing my first menshirt this year! I was my most difficult project to date, but I really like how it turned out!
Sewing played a big part in my life in 2018 and in total I made 16 dresses (!!!), 6 blouses, 3 jackets, 1 skirt. I definitely kept myself busy, made a few challenging projects and definitely learned a lot.
Cheers to 2019 and all new projects it will bring!
P.s. please feel free to check my 2017 review here!