Friday, December 4, 2020

20 in 2020 Updates

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

I've been looking over the big plans I made at the end of last year, before we could have even imagined what this year would look like. My biggest plan was the 20 in 2020 Challenge -- I mixed the #MakeNine and #UseNine challenges and added a couple to come up with my plan. So how have I done so far? 

Well, even with all the unexpected time at home, I haven't really made my way through much of my list! I had 10 patterns on the TBS (to be sewn) list and I have made up 5 of them, not too terribly bad, I think. I made the Sointu Tee, and few Antero Shell Tops, the Agnes Dress, a LaBrea tee in both knit and woven versions (although the knit one was a definite fail), and the Cielo in both Top and Dress views. I might still have time to knock one more pattern off this list before I make next year's big plans ;) 

As to the fabrics I was hoping to use, I'm still struggling to 'use the precious' -- I only made 4 out 10 projects with my choice of fabrics this year. One of them is one of my favorite things I made this year, the Laundry Day Tee from houndstooth knit, but I have to figure out how to use the rest of these lovely fabrics soon.

Despite all that, I did make a lot of things this year, and accomplished more than I had expected.

If I look at my sewing goals I'd set in late 2019, I have pretty much reached all of them in some way. The most obvious to me is the goal to sew more from stash -- I joined the 50 Yard Dash over on PatternReview as motivation, and I have indeed reached my goal of sewing 50 metres of fabric NET from my stash. Of course I haven't bought much this year with all the shutdowns so that did help with this goal. But I have enjoyed looking through my stash and finding things I'd forgotten! 

My goal for the last few weeks of the year is basically to finish any of the things I have already begun, and to tidy up the sewing room and stash in preparation for a new year of sewing. And of course to set some new goals for next year.

If you signed up for any of these yearly challenges, or similar ones, how are you doing? I hope you've been happy with your sewing this year no matter what you've been doing with it! 


  1. I enjoyed your post. I think you did a great job toward reaching your goals! I am slowly finding my sewjo again!

    1. Thanks Linda -- I know that sewjo has been in short supply for so many people this year. I found that I sewed a bit more but read way less than usual. Good luck getting into a project soon!


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