Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas in December

Do you remember this post from July? In July I participated in a Christmas in July blog tour, but only after I sewed my plan A dress, I realized that I probably misunderstood the point. At that time it was too warm to show you the first Off the Shoulder Dress* that I created, and only showed you the final result. Today, just after regular Christmas, I now showing you how I celebrate Christmas in December.

So, this post was a long time in the making. I sewed the dress in July, made pictures in November, and just before the new year starts I was able to blog about it. Besides the dress being too warm for summer, the dress actually also turned out too small. The super nice quality interlock (that I bought at the Stoffenmadam) was a bit less stretchier than I am used to work with and I had been a bit in denial about my actual size. In November the dress fitted fine though.

This first version of the Off Shoulder dress features the original large cowl neck. I am not used to wearing scarfs or or any accessories for that matter. Therefore I have to get used a bit to the size of the cowl. At first,  I felt huge while wearing it. Looking at the pictures though, I am very satisfied with the look. It looks nice, especially for special occasions.

Seeing, I already talked about the details of this dress in the previous post, I decided to dedicate the rest of this post to my stash management. In November I signed up for a little challenge. To sew 10 meter before the end of the year, counting from the weekend of November 12. So this is what I sewed  in a little bit than 5 weeks (we were away for a week last week). I put them in chronological order because the current blog post proves that my blog order is not always my sewing order. I am not 100% sure it is 10 meter, but I think it comes pretty close, especially because I have some sewing planned for tomorrow as well.

Item 1 + 2: Fawn and Sparrow
Item 3: Unblogged (for now) Flare pants
Item 4 + 5: Folis dress en Orbis pants
Item 6 + 7: Unblogged (for now) Secret Santa gifts
Item 8: Irene dress
Item 9: The Louis
Item 10: The Annaliese dress
Item 11 + 12: Divided dresses
Item 13: Maggie dress
Item 14: Ugly sweater dress
Item 15: Unblogged (for now) scarf hood together with my daughter
Item 16: Project for my son that has to remain a secret for a while

For next year, I actually made a new year's sewing resolution. Like her, I will explicitly keep track of the fabrics that I will use next year. I will do it through a gadget in the right menu that will become active in two days. I will keep track of the amount of fabric that I buy and use. Research shows that people eat less when they are counting the amount of times they swallow. Let's see if my keeping track can decrease my fabric shopping the same way. I wish you a great day tomorrow and already the best wishes for next year!

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. FESCH schaut des aus
    tolle FARBE,,,

    wünsche noch einen guten RUTSCH in das neue JAHR
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

  2. Very curious about your method of keeping track of your buying and using behavior of fabric. Great resolution! Happy new year!

    1. The biggest challange will be to stick to keeping track...

  3. Wat een prachtige jurk! Ik vind die kraag echt heel stijlvol, leuk :). Staat je goed! En wauw jij hebt ook veel genaaid in de afgelopen weken. Om de een of andere reden heb ik jouw blog niet gevolgd, dacht dat ik alles toegevoegd had aan mijn lijst :( Sorry. Gaat alsnog gebeuren want je maakt mooie dingen!
    Super idee om in je rechterbalk je statistieken bij te houden wat stof verbruik, wat je gemaakt en ingekocht hebt. Naar aanleiding van dat blogje van khadetjes wilde ik het ook bij gaan houden, bedacht het om onder aan de blog te doen, maar ik ga bij nader inzien het ook in de zijbalk doen, goed bedacht van je!