Over at Sew, Mama, Sew! they're having a 2010 Reflections/2011 Predictions that you can participate in and possibly win a $15 gift certificate. I thought it would be fun to do, plus that gift certificate...
Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what trends stand out in your mind?
Owls and hexies. Oh, and ruffles ruffles ruffles applied to ev-er-y-thing, especially around the neckline. Unfitted, short dresses seemed to be a trend, too. With ruffles.
What were some of your favorite things? (Trends, fabric collections, patterns, blogs? Whatever you really loved.)
I loved the hexies, but I haven't actually made any yet. The Noodleheads Gathered Clutch was a favorite project (made a few times).
What was your very favorite fabric collection or print? (If not listed above.)
Castle Peeps by Lizzie House, hands down. I LOVE it, and I have yet to get my hands on it.
What was the best thing you made in 2010? (Be sure to share a photo!)
I liked the doll I made for my niece, though I don't necessarily think it was spectacular or anything. Same goes for the shawl I made my friend Jessica (not sewing, but...).
What is one of the best things you saw that was made by someone else?
Now that is a hard one to answer because I saw SO many amazing projects.
I loved this knitting basket
and this quilt (does it remind anyone else of Romeo + Juliet?)
and this blanket
and this pocket sampler quilt
and this map bag
and those are just recently seen things. I will not even attempt to go through my bookmarks from the beginning of 2010 and pick favorites from there. We'd be here all day.
What do you think 2011 has in store? (Again, trends, fabric, patterns, etc.)
I think hedgehogs will oust owls.
Anything you’re ready for the sewing world to get over?
I don't really want to name names, but there's a certain designer that I, for one, am quite done with.
What’s on your sewing agenda for 2011? What are you excited about? What would you like to learn more about?
For the first two questions: Getting my sewing area done and organized! For the third: I'd like to learn how to make the clothes I sew fit me well.
Care to chime in?