I put together a top ten list of sewing firsts or notable milestones from my 2017 sewing experiences. Click through the photos for more details on each.

10.

First Blog Post

January 11, 2017 was the date of my first published blog post. It's a studio tour and it looks absolutely empty now, 1 year later! I guess I bought a little fabric that year. (Updated tour here.)

January 11, 2017 was the date of my first published blog post. It's a studio tour and it looks absolutely empty now, 1 year later! I guess I bought a little fabric that year. (Updated tour here.)

9.

First Invisible Zipper

Invisible zippers are one of those things that sound so scary. And then you try it and woa. Not that bad! Tic Tac Toes dress pattern by sewpony

Invisible zippers are one of those things that sound so scary. And then you try it and woa. Not that bad! Tic Tac Toes dress pattern by sewpony

8.

First FPP

Foundation Paper Piecing is loads of fun. Fits with my MO nicely.

Foundation Paper Piecing is loads of fun. Fits with my MO nicely.

7.

First Flat Fell Seams

I pretty much had no idea what a flat fell seam was before. Now I'm smitten.

I pretty much had no idea what a flat fell seam was before. Now I'm smitten.

6.

First Guest Blog Post

Mallory of SewHere asked me to share the details on my EasyT with a knit back! I felt like a sewlebrity!

Mallory of SewHere asked me to share the details on my EasyT with a knit back! I felt like a sewlebrity!

5.

First Fabric Tour

Lotte Martens fabric and first time working with cork in one project.

Lotte Martens fabric and first time working with cork in one project.

Senna Tote pattern by LBG Studio

Senna Tote pattern by LBG Studio

4.

First Drafting Lesson

I learned about drafting a top, EasyT, based on body measurements. Very enlightening!

I learned about drafting a top, EasyT, based on body measurements. Very enlightening!

3.

First Fabric Dying

2.

First Branded Labels

1.

First Pattern Test for Chalk and Notch

Testing Fringe for Gabriela was such a pleasure. She's extremely organized and detail oriented. (Modified Fringe)

Testing Fringe for Gabriela was such a pleasure. She's extremely organized and detail oriented. (Modified Fringe)

Ok. It's actually a top 13 list as there's 3 bonus firsts that follow. #whoscounting

Bonus

First Underwear Sewing

Free pattern by Shwin Designs. I've since made underwear for 2 other family members. 

Free pattern by Shwin Designs. I've since made underwear for 2 other family members. 

Bonus

First Indiesew Collection Fully Sewn

Matcha

Matcha

Ok. It was a mini collection, but I sewed them all. I can't say that for the other collections I've bought.

Bonus

First Strike-off Sewing

Twist by Nina Zabal

Twist by Nina Zabal

I'm hoping to challenge myself with more sewing firsts in 2018. On the list for things to try are making jeans, sewing welt pockets, and giving bra-making a shot.

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