Happy New Year!

Gosh, it’s hard to believe 2018 is over. I don’t know about you, but over here, it was a strange year. Before I recap the things I made and shared on this blog last year, I want to wish you the best of years for 2019.

The first half of 2018 saw me recovering from postpartum depression and adjusting to having one child out of the nest. I wasn’t expecting either to hit me as hard as they did. Nevertheless, I got things done last year. Here’s the best of what I made:

My Best 2018 Sewing Projects

Sofilantjes Cessim Shirt – I made this cute shirt for my little dude, and I still love how it came out. He still likes to wear this shirt, even though he’s outgrown it’s still one of his favorites.

The shirt was made from some fun robots French terry I got from Mabel Madison. I actually have some more of this fabric.

Sofilantjes ADV Romper – My littlest gal saw a lot of benefit from custom-made clothing. The first thing I made for her was Sofilantjes ADV Romper using some Art Gallery fabric I had in my stash. (Guess what? I have more of this fabric available.

I had a couple of custom orders last year, my favorite was one for some t-shirts tailor made for some cousins. My customer wanted to use some superhero fabric, and I think these came out great.

My favorite thing about these shirts is that the two shirts with superheroes on them also have hidden arm pockets. They were a lot of fun to make, and the raglan dress will go great with leggings.

I had a lot of fun making my little gal’s Halloween costume this year. I used a pajamas pattern and heat transfer vinyl to turn her into her favorite character, Twilight Sparkle. I ordered her wings, wig, and headband from An Amazon store. She had a lot of fun trick-or-treating and the stretch velvet kept her warm for it.

My littlest gal was the recipient of a cute dress and a tunic, both put out by Goober Pea designs. I got to revisit the fun squirrel fabric from the shirt I made myself in 2017 using it.

The Reverie Dress came out as a surprisingly elegant piece. The only thing that makes me sad is she grew so fast, it no longer fits her!

The tunic I made her was the Little Bow Pea. This top and tunic features a bow on a low-v-neck back. It also was outgrown, but SO cute when I made it!

I’m definitely going to have to make her some more things this year .

The final thing I made last year before Christmas insanity hit was a set of Paw Patrol pajamas for my little guy. Thee came out great. They’re Peekaboo Patterns’ Sweet Dreams Button Up PJs. They fit him great, and I was impressed with how classy they turned out. (And of course, he loved that they have his favorite characters on them.

2019 Sewing and Crafting Plans

I certainly plan to sew more things this year. My first orders of business is to get a coverstitch machine and a heat press into my sewing studio. I will be sewing a dress for my little gal to wear to the Butterfly Ball in a couple of weeks, and I look forward to sharing that with you.

I have many earrings to finish listing in my Etsy shop. If you haven’t checked out my Etsy store yet, you can do so here. I will also be listing the custom notebooks, custom kids’ clothing, and more as I make it on the Etsy site.

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