|All dressed up.. Via Instagram|
As a reflection, the year hasn't been the most exciting - I haven't done anything particularly worth noting, in my real life or my blog, but this year has been one of fixing myself. After the frankly traumatic ending of 2011, in which I 'left' university, moved out of London and lost a lot of people who I loved, 2012 was the year I was going to get out of depression and find new meaning in my life. I'm proud of myself to say that I have "overcome" the depression - and I've come out the other side with a fresh outlook on the future!
It terms of the blog and my sewing, it's been a year of progression.
I finally learned how to hand embroider, got around to making a Vintage Vogue pattern, finally stood in front of a camera after getting over my full-body-camera-phobia and FINALLY got a new sewing machine for my 21st birthday!
But most importantly - my sewing has come along so well! After years of being bad at sewing and never being impressed or satisfied with the garments I've made, I can now look at proudly.
Like last year, I've sorted out some sewing goals for the year ahead! [let's hope I actually remember them this year, let alone keep them!]
- Stop being scared of colour
- Use more patterns in fabric - other than polkadots!
- Get out of my comfort zone - something that isn't a full skirt, using more buttons, lapped zippers etc
- Get better with pattern cutting
- Use more commercial patterns
- Get better with photography
- Get better with blog updating
- Start using Sew Weekly and Sew Retro
- Take over the world.
For now, I want to thank all my followers, all my commenters, viewers and everyone who has been so kind to be and Bourbon and Bras this year!
I hope the new year brings me you and you closer; but more importantly I wish you a happy and safe New Years eve, and an even better 2013!
From me, Jack and my new bra, Bourbon and Bras wishes you all the best for the year ahead!
|Yeah. This happened.|