2020 Mid Year Round-up

2020 has been quite the year and it’s only six months. COVID-19 lead to teleworking, home schooling, mask wearing, mask making; several murders of innocent black people lead to a protests, much needed racial conversations, and a willingness by some to learn a history they’ve never been taught. Add to the the a presidential election year accompanied by issues of voter suppression. Oh and don’t forget the threat of murder hornets, the cicadas are back and locusts are devouring eastern Africa.

Some of us lost our sewjo, some made hundreds of masks and others used their added free time to build their loungewear wardrobe. I did a little bit of all of these. I started off the year at a pretty consistent pace, then around March I was slammed with Project Run and Play, a collab with McCalls and a pattern test. Come April I needed a it of a break, but COVID was on the rise and people needed masks, so I got going on that. By May I had started to adjust to the “new normal” and my sewing picked up a bit. Then George Floyd and the racial tension in this country was high and my emotional well being was low.

All in all I made 25 garments (give or take) in the first 6 months of 2020. Check out the collage below and scroll down for a link to all of the reviews.

  1. Latte and Donuts: Simplicity 8801
  2. Back to Basics: V-Neck Tee Simplicity 8177
  3. Amazing Fit is Right! Simplicity 1017
  4. Statement Suit: Butterick 6523
  5. Animal Print Bodysuit: Simplicity 8789
  6. Ultimate Dress with Pockets: Designer Stitch Jasmine
  7. Two Looks in One:Butterick 6244
  8. Twinning cropped sweatshirts: Chalk & Notch Page
  9. Project Run & Play Wk 1: Shine Bright Like a Diamond
  10. Project Run & Play Wk 2: Overalls
  11. Project Run & Play Wk 3: To Grandmothers House
  12. Shirtdresses are For Spring: March Fabricista
  13. McCalls 8083: Atlanta Sewing Style Collab
  14. Ankara Pinafore: Untitled Thoughts Fleur
  15. I’m a Fabricista: McCalls 8090
  16. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Romper- McCalls 8047
  17. Polka Dot Jumpsuit McCalls 8047
  18. Officially a TNT: McCalls 6752
  19. I’m a Fabricista: Beaute Jadore Swing Dress
  20. Twist Front Gingham Dress: M7922
  21. T-shirt Bodysuit: Studio Calicot Jimmy
  22. Fabricista Striped Shirtdress