What I’ve learned and discovered in 2013

BEST OF 2013

2013 was a good year. Even if I lost a lot of content from the blog, this allowed me to slow down and ask myself if I am completely happy with the blog the way it is now or whether I should change something about it and focus on the things that really interest me.

And I decided I will.  I’ll share the journey step by step if you stand by 🙂

And a change is good from time to time, right? I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and my needs for knowledge has increased, my taste has changed, as did the reason why i blogged in the first-place.

I started to become more interested in minimalism and simplifying work (and life in general) as a means to focus on what is important; I became more and more interested in garment design and pattern making, I’ve sewn less but learned quite a lot.

I’ve also started to become more interested in vintage sewing.

I’ve stopped buying clothes and fabric in September, as a means to give my creativity a push by working with less and adding restrictions. This turned out to be a lot of fun! I’ve managed to repair or reconstruct many garments in my “tailor or re-purpose” basket.

I did buy workout clothes, but those are not that interesting to make 🙂 – or at least the ones I needed.

I’ve tailored pants that didn’t fit and dyed clothes that I wasn’t wearing because they were pink or off-white and made new clothes that I actually wear now.

I also started drawing more, both by hand and digitally and I’ve rediscovered how much I like drawing.

And the best of the best, I’ve got a craft room all for myself! It’s still a work in progress, but I have a space where things can be started and let to marinate and where it’s okay to have piles of fabric on the floor!

What about you? What’s was the best part of 2013?


1 thought on “What I’ve learned and discovered in 2013”

  1. Wow, cool. I so miss you!

    Hope to hear more soon… but have yourselves a merry berry christimas until then…
    Love from London hihihi

    Cris & Sean & Marco

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