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2014 Year End Blog Summary

We love seeing everyone’s year end blog summary and review posts, so we thought we’d do one of our own. We’ve done a LOT of sewing this year, with over 40 refashions and 78 handmade clothing items, we have made a serious dent in our stash! We also held 2 sewing contests, Challenge Create: Adult Edition and Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. There were some new things on the blog this year too, like Living Skirt Art posts, All The Skirts series, and the fascinating U.G.L.Y. skirt challenge! We thought it would be fun to each tell you our favorite things from the year.

I sewed 7 items of clothing for myself this year, not including maternity clothes. Those don’t count because I only wore those for a short period of time! It’s really hard to narrow it down to my favorite item, but I think the one I wear the most is my Jocole A-line Yoga skirt. Totally daytime pajamas! The thing that took me the most time to sew this year was the Cowboy Quilt. The items of clothing that took the most skill were the Marco Shirts.

Marco Shirt

The refashion that I liked the most this year was my khaki pencil skirt. I also enjoyed the ‘five ways’ posts that I did with it, and all of the figuring out different ways to wear it. My favorite thing that I made was probably the wardrobe for Sarah Bear.

harrods bearI also love the orchestra dress  that mom made for me, and so that would have to be my favorite item that has been made for me.

This year I was really lucky, and I received a lot of things sewed for me.  I really couldn’t decide what was my favorite thing that got sewed for me, but my Bimaa sweater and two jackets (here and here) that were made for me were definitely the most needed, so I like them a lot.

Bag made from a skirt!I really enjoyed making bags all this year, and I use them a lot.

My favorite thing Mommy made for me is the blue (Elsa) dress. It’s really twirly!

Dresses sewn by Skirt FixationI also love to wear my feather dress because it’s the same and my neck stays warm when it’s really cold outside. The fanciest thing I like to wear is my cape, muff and hat. I also love my poofy princess skirt.

We are really wondering what YOUR favorite thing from the blog was this year.  Google Analytics tells us that over half of our traffic was men between the ages of 25 and 34 coming in on the search word “mullet” which is another name for the hi-low skirt that we did several posts about.  Sigh.  That is most definitely not our target audience!  The mullet gentlemen also left the blog within 10 seconds of arriving…

We also had the privilege of giving away 15 skirts and over $2080 worth of prizes from our fabulous sponsors!  We could hardly believe it when we added it all up.  What this means for our readers is: come back often…we’re always giving things away!  And please tell all your friends and fellow seamstresses about Skirt Fixation.  The reason we give so much stuff away is to help grow our blog, but the only way we will continue to be able to do this is if our blog grows and it is worthwhile for our sponsors to continue contributing more awesome prizes!!  (Next giveaway is Friday…)

So tell us, what was your favorite thing on Skirt Fixation this year? (And come back tomorrow for a glimpse of what’s to come in 2015.)

7 thoughts on “2014 Year End Blog Summary

  1. I wish I had all day to click thru and revisit items because you always do such nice work. Those Marco shirts were fantastic and Annie got a lot of great outfits. But I think my inner nerd loves the skirt art the most. For one because it pretty, and two, because you are making learning so fun for your kids. Happy new year to you all!

  2. Love, love the Living Skirt Art posts! May 2015 be a great year for you & your family!

  3. To a wonderful 2015 to you and your family!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue Uptown/Downtown dress too! It was the inspiration for the grey one I made!
    I love seeing how productive you all are, and how your beautiful girls are being brought up to be creative!
    Happy New years, friends!!

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  6. You probably already know what I enjoyed the most, since I posted a comment on everyone I think – The Living Skirt Art posts – they are just so clever & such a good learning tool! Since sewing is something I’ve always enjoyed, it’s been so fun to watch all of you discover new ways to enjoy sewing & pick up a few tips myself!!

  7. I like how the variety of ages automatically creates a variety of projects between you ladies! My favorite part of the Blog is the pictures. 🙂 (Is that speaking to generally?) Sometimes (big confession coming!!!) because I don’t sew, (oh and maybe once in awhile time is a factor?) I skim through the words and just look at the fabulous results because they tell a great story too! Thanks for a fun year!

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