Friday, January 2, 2015

2015! New Year, Same Goals!

Happy New Year, everyone! It seems like this holiday season snuck up on us and is gone just like that! It's like I was on the phone with 2014 and 2015 walked in the door and I never finished my original conversation lol. As I reflect on 2014, I can truly say that I don't have any regrets. I learned soooo much about sewing and met so many wonderful people as a result of this hobby as well.  I started sewing from patterns this year and started getting really serious about learning proper techniques. As a result, my stash of notions and tools has grown TREMENDOUSLY. My blog turned 1 in 2014 and I got to host my first giveaway! I traveled internationally a bit (Panama, DR, PR) and hosted a couple of meetups (1, 2)!

I made 28 items this year! I'm even amazed at that because it doesn't feel like I did lool

This year, I threw my hat into a few sew-alongs and joined in on social media fun! As a result, I found and have been found by so many talented people in the sewing community!
MadMenChallenge3 // TwoPiece Setacular // SewSexySewalong // Oonapalooza

Project Sewn: Floral Frenzy & Leading Ladies // SummerStashBust14 // #bpsewvember on instagram

My most-worn make from this year has to be my Bossy Pants and my Floral Pants! I was so frustrated while making both of them, and they are soooo far from perfect, but I just keep finding reasons to pull them out. I need to make some more pants so that I don't wear them out!

My most-viewed garment, according to Blogger, is my Leopard Vogue 1395. I credit that to and McCall's FB for featuring me :-) It is definitely one of my "hits" from the past year and it's such an easy throw on. I'll definitely be making more this summer!

I made some things in dedication to the memories of others...
Let Me See Your Heart // The Color Purple

I also had a few "misses" this year. I call them misses because I've either given them away already or I just know that I'm not going to wear them anymore. sn: even though I LOVE my Vogue1247, I made it the way I did for a specific occasion and won't be wearing it again.
SexySewAlong // Golden Princess // July Fourth // Romping

My FAVORITE make from 2014 is the last one I made for the year lol My Christmas Upcyclye dress! I had a short deadline but I'm so glad that I was able to make something so beautiful from it :-D

I also found some great women and groups that inspire me on the DAILY and encourage to keep doing what I love!
The Monthly Stitch // Sewcialists // Needles&Fashion // StitchOnceRipTwice // PrettyGirlsSew

2015 Goals:

  • I'm going to continue to narrow down my focus to things I will actually wear. 
  • It is clear that I need to make more pants because I'm always grabbing for some. 
  • I'd also like to make more easy dresses like my Leopard color block dress that I wasn't too fond of when I made it but I keep pulling it out to throw it on in a rush
  • I'm excited to learn how to use my vintage Singer
  • Finish setting up my sewing space and share it with the blog
  • I want to do more upcycling which was the original goal of my blog
  • I will continue to join sew-alongs that go along with my wearable clothes focus
  • More travel! Domestic AND International
  • Never-ending journey to transforming into who God wants me to be
  • More meetups
  • Learn more about photography
  • Make a "My Closet" tab for the blog so that people can easily track my makes
  • Start working out again so that I can maintain my measurements and fit into the clothes I make lol
So I'm pretty happy with the direction that my blog is going in and I'm excited to meet more people and sew! I love you all for the support and encouragement and I can't wait to grow and see how you grow as well! :-D

xoxo, Tasha


  1. Awesome sauce!!! Keep pushing Sis!

  2. You did a great job on your sewing this year, Tasha! I need to do that work out thing, too, since my clothes are all getting way too tight LOL!

  3. You are so amazing! Keep it up -- it is such a pleasure to read your blog!

  4. You had such a fabulously productive year! I love your pics especially the last one I don’t know why but I get White House from it ;) … what can I say … kepp at it and have an amazing new year!

  5. You've had a wonderful year!!! May 2015 be even more incredible :)

  6. Happy new year! Great Sewing in 2014 and I'm sure there will be an even better 2015! You have great goals, but I really really really want to join you in your very last goal!, LOL! One of my other goals for 2015, is to have gorgeous healthy hair like yours!

  7. You did a TON of sewing! I think I may have first run into you on a McCalls bridal feature....and they said you were/are a beginner? Maybe then, but don't look that way now! CONGRATS! It's always a joy to see someone that works FT sew so much. Please keep me posted on your N&F meetups (I'm back in). My goal is to SEW anything. We're in the same area so I do look forward to maybe meeting you this that sounds like a goal to me (BTW: loving going natural). :-)

  8. I so enjoyed your blog last year, that I'll be tagging along on your creative adventure!

  9. Wonderful! I wish you the best in 2015. Looks like you are having a lot of fun

  10. Lovely post! :)

    I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other on Bloglovin, GFC and Facebook!
    Do it and let me know! xx

    Blog | Facebook Page | Bloglovin | Instagram

  11. You've made such gorgeous things last year! I especially love your black and black lace dress too, it's beautiful. I'm so glad you commented so I could find your lovely blog :)


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