but in the last quarter of 2009, i managed to make a few basic things that hopefully will build up my sewing skills. here they are, the 2009 creations in chronological order:
1. wrap skirt - the first project of all basic dressmaking books. worn once to the farm. good for fat days!
4. tank top x 2 - i liked it so much i made two! the first time i made it, it was too big, had to make some adjustments to make it fit. with the second one, i decided to take a short cut and just have one seam at the center back instead of two side seams.
7. xmas gifts from a newbie seamstress - i was in a mad rush to finish these bags, tiny skirt and elephant stuff toy to make it in time for xmas lunch. i laid them out right before wrapping them as i didn't have time to photograph individually and would never have time to post/blog about individually. also, cramming them in one photo makes the ugly mistakes less obvious. funny thing, i had to unwrap and rewrap the elephant cos i forgot to put the eyes in! hopefully, my skills would have improved by leaps and bounds next xmas that i could make better gifts then.