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. Anonymous1/06/2015

    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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