Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sew, Mama, Sew! 2010 Reflections/2011 Predictions

I may be posting about this late, but here's my answers to Sew, Mama, Sew!'s questions for 2010 Reflections + 2011 Predictions:

Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what trends stand out in your mind?
I don't follow trends much, but I loved the red/aqua color combination I saw so much of in 2010.

What were some of your favorite things? (Trends, fabric collections, patterns, blogs? Whatever you really loved.)
One of my favorite collections was Dream On by Urban Chiks because the fabrics remind of the vintage sheets I love so much. I also liked any fabric that was a really fun kids print--especially when it's suitable for little boys. My favorite new (to me) product from 2010 was elastic thread. I can't get enough of smocking and the beautiful ruffles it creates.


What was your very favorite fabric collection or print? (If not listed above.)
Dream On by Urban Chiks


What was the best thing you made in 2010? (Be sure to share a photo!)
I loved most of the items I made in 2010 but my favorite is probably this blanket I made for my son:



Don't ask about the unfinished coordinating bunting that should be hanging in his room.


What is one of the best things you saw that was made by someone else?
I found so many great handmade things in 2010--I can't believe how many projects I have bookmarked. I really liked these upcycled boys hats, personalized baby quilts, and 4th of July shirts.


What do you think 2011 has in store? (Again, trends, fabric, patterns, etc.)
More projects using recycling/upcycling/thrifting? I'm so bad with trends.


Anything you’re ready for the sewing world to get over?
Since I don't follow trends much, I can't really comment on this. A lot of people have mentioned that the whole owl trend is getting old. It reminds me of the hedgehog trend a year or two ago. So I guess owls were the new hedgehog in 2010. I'm going to predict that 2011 will be the year of the skunk. You heard it here first, folks. I would like to comment on two things I'm ready for the fashion world to get over--rompers (for anyone over 5 years old) and skinny jeans.


What’s on your sewing agenda for 2011? What are you excited about? What would you like to learn more about?
2010 was a productive sewing year for me since my son was 3 years old and able to entertain himself while mommy "worked" in her sewing room. I want to accomplish even more this year and actually make some of the handmade gifts I have bookmarked. I want to participate in a craft fair in November. I want to actually try some of the ideas I have floating around in my head instead of convincing myself I would just end up wasting my time because they couldn't possibly work. And maybe I'll finish up a project or two in my "unfinished projects" box. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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