Even Facebook is wrapping up the year, with a new composite of the major events of 2012. Amazingly my version had all 18th century images of art, people and clothing. Who knew? So a wrap up on ye olde blog seems to be the thing to do.
The project I enjoyed the most this past year was Mitt Madness. Making up the pattern and developing a way to teach a workshop on how to make mitts was probably the most satisfying new project of last winter.
Starting a pattern from scratch, figuring out the kinks and getting it to work is always a treat. Because I enjoy making mitts so much, this one small little project turns out to be my favorite when I look back on 2012.
So while I made a bunch of stays, a lot of gowns, caps, aprons, shifts, bedgowns, cloaks, petticoats and hats, the mitts were my personal fave.
What I did not get a chance to do is also a pretty long list. So many other projects are hanging that I want and need to do, including another silk embroidered waistcoat, a ribbon embroidered waistcoat, a riding habit or two or three or four for the upcoming workshop. I need to finish patterning a 1770s sacque and pattern a new English gown, finish two gowns under construction, and finally make the Deerfield banyan, now that I have the fabric.
I have a feeling 2013 is going to be just as busy as 2012.