Sew, Mama, Sew is encouraging people to reflect on this past sewing year and to make some predictions for 2011. I thought it would be fun to participate, and who knows, maybe a few of my predictions will prove to be true!
The Year in Sewing
Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what trends stand out in your mind? Bags, and lots of them! We also saw designers experimenting with different fabric types (voile, lawn, velveteen) and an increase in the availability of organic cottons.
What were some of your favorite things? The availability of the PDF pattern! I love the convenience of being able to download a pattern right away and also enjoy supporting independent sewers and pattern designers.
What was your very favorite fabric collection or print? All of Anna Maria Horner’s “Innocent Crush” line, and also “Honey Bush Blue” which is part of the Tea Garden line by Dena Fishbein for Free Spirit.
What is one of the best things you saw that was made by someone else? All of Elizabeth Harman’s quilts, she amazes me!
What do you think 2011 has in store? I think the PDF pattern industry will continue to grow and we will also see more designers printing on a wider range of fabric types. I also think more and more people will take up sewing – I have had 3 of my friends express an interest in learning to sew in the last two weeks!
What’s on your sewing agenda for 2011? What are you excited about? What would you like to learn more about? I really want to learn more about clothing construction and pattern design and make more of my own clothes. I am also excited about more and more people becoming interested in recycling and upcycling textiles and hope that this continues to grow. I also want to expand my quilting skills and grow a sewing-based business. It’s going to be a busy year!
What about you, my readers? What are your plans and goals for 2011?