Hello, my lovelies. I wanted to finish off the year before the Christmas hols with a very quick post and a little bit of a recap.
It’s been a very hectic and at times a trying and stressful year for me mostly due to the worry with my father’s health that I’ve mentioned on here from time to time. My dear dad has been a permanent resident in a local care home since late January and is now in the nursing care unit of the home where I visit him regularly with my mum whom I’ve supported at every step of the way this past 12 months. It’ll be a very strange Christmas without him around the table joining us for dinner and although we will visit him often, he’ll be greatly missed. It’s comforting to know he is being looked after so well though.
I do have a lot to be thankful for and amongst the stressful times I’ve enjoyed my sewing time immensely. Funny but when time becomes more scarce we treasure the moments that we can call our own don’t we? Just enjoying a cup of tea by my sewing machine has come to mean a lot to me.
This year I enjoyed writing many blog posts, I entered a few IG challenges, I was one of the ambassador blogger team for the Day and Night Dress Challenge, I got to spend a fab 2 days at Stitch Room Sewcial and I met many fab and lovely sewists in real life at various meetups. I was also really thrilled to be asked to become a member of the 10 strong BurdaStyle Influencer T
My Top Three Makes
Throughout the year, I’ve sewn up a storm and made myself all sorts of things, and as I was looking through the photos of all of my makes I decided that it would be fun to choose my three favourites. Therefore without further ado here they are in reverse order:
So in third place is a silk chiffon camisole top that reminds me of the everlasting hot summer that we had in the UK. I enjoyed the challenge of the sheer fabric and getting all creative with the beaded straps.
In second place is my dramatic waterfall front coat. Butterick 6444 by Lisette makes me feel oh so glam and dramatic every single time I wear it.
And in First place is my blush coloured drapey trench…another coat that gives me all the glam and dramatic feels when I put it on.
It was really difficult to nail down three and I kept chopping and changing…which of my 2018 makes are your faves? Let me know in comments 🙂
As is always the way there were a few things that I made that didn’t make the cut at all and I had a mini wardrobe purge this Autumn of some things that just didn’t float my boat… I might include them in a post in the new year…
…Which brings me nicely onto the subject of 2019. Firstly, I had intended to post my December BurdaStyle project before Christmas (burgundy trousers with a side stripe), but time, unfortunately, has got away from me and so I’m hoping to post it very early in January. I’ll be showing you a sneak peek on Instagram though, so do be sure to check out my posts. I’ll be taking some family time off and eating and drinking myself into a festive stupor during my time off and then I’ll be getting back into the social media fray.
One of the things I’m planning to make very early on in the New Year is my outfit for The Dressmakers Ball in March. I have some very special fabric winging its way across Europe to me for part of my outfit and hope to use some couture methods to sew it up. I’ll be sharing all of the details on my blog so stay tuned. Lot’s coming to Dream Cut Sew during 2019.
In closing, I just want to say thank you to you all for following and sharing my sewing journey in my little corner of the internet. Thanks for all of the comments on my posts and for sticking with me throughout the year. I want to wish you a peaceful and happy holiday, however you celebrate it and I hope that 2019 is a good year for you.
See you soon and keep sewing!