OK, it's confession time... Last year I bought a lot of patterns. So many in fact that I don't want to count them for fear of the total! (closes eyes tightly). I do feel good about supporting indie designers (all but 1 are from them). I bought patterns from Sewaholic, Victory, Deer & Doe, Grainline Studio, Figgy's, Papercut Patterns, Green Bee, Jamie Christina and Leisel & Co. Some of them reasonably expensive, others very reasonable... BUT, I don't want to keep buying in 2014, or at least only in special circumstances*.
So my goal for this year is to reuse my patterns. Most of them I would definitely like to make again - I think I'm getting better at choosing for my style, shape and lifestyle rather than what looks good on others. And I like the thought that each time a pattern is used you get more value from it ;-)
A couple of the patterns I bought last year I haven't made up yet, so these are on the top of my summer sewing list:
A Sewaholic Saltspring:
Grainline Studio Lakeside Pajamas:
And By Hand London Anna Dress:
And at the moment I'm also thinking:
: : I need some summer arm covering tops, maybe using my Make it Perfect Shearwater Kaftan pattern
: : Another Simplicity 2226 skirt, these are such great staples
: : And for cooler weather a couple of Moss Minis in velveteen or Corduroy ( I have my first Moss Mini to show you next up that I made just after new year).
* Now if I am good and reuse patterns and use stash fabric where possible, I may grant myself this lovely shorts pattern by Deer & Doe for winter as it is sooo lovely and I have some grey wool that they'd look fantastic in, so really it would just be the cost of the pattern :-) (sounding like a true addict).
Now please tell me you bought a lot of patterns too in 2013 (or not!)