Completed Sewlutions – Go On, Gloat

Completed Sewlution

Worried that Didyoumakethat is going to point a finger trembling with pent-up rage in your direction? ‘Have YOU completed your Sewlution?’ Hey, guys, come on. I have a heart. The Sewlutions Jar shouldn’t all be about fear, trepidation and sleepless nights. It shouldn’t all be about that – only a little bit about that.

We can celebrate, too! Have you recently completed your Sewlution? Have you been dancing around your living room, chanting, ‘Done! Done! Done!’ Have you scored ten out of ten for the keeping of New Year Resolutions?

Now is your time to share! Post a comment below, linking to your achievements. It will give you a warm feeling in your tummy and it will make the rest of us feel intimidated. No, no, I mean … inspired!

You know what March marks, don’t you, readers? We’re a quarter of the way through the year. And what have I accomplished? I’ve chosen a pattern to use. Dum, dum, dum! Oh, well done, Karen, you over achiever, you!

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43 Responses to Completed Sewlutions – Go On, Gloat

  1. Nicky says:

    Keeping up with the Burda challenge so far!

  2. stefpulls says:

    I pledged to conquer buttonholes, by hook or by crook, and I did at the end of January:

    Admittedly I haven’t done anything with buttonholes since, and I seem to have misplaced (erm) the lengthy notes I had taken, but I’m sure I’ll find them if I am ever buttonholing again! 🙂

  3. Shar says:

    I think I’m about 50% through my Sewlutions. I had said I would make a wearable item for my daughter and husband and a Sewaholic Cordova jacket for myself. I made a Hollyburn skirt for my daughter ( and I’m working on the Cordova ( I’ve since added the peplums to the jacket and am working on the lining. I haven’t started anything for my husband yet. I wanted to put off the jacket since I was a bit intimidated by it, but the Sewlutions jar really pushed me to work on it and I’m glad it did!

  4. louise says:

    Its a go slow for me. I pledged to sew 5 patterns that I purchased last year but hadn’t yet used, and also finish a coat. .I have so far only completed 1 item and half way through the 2nd pattern. Im trying to alternate between last years patterns and any new projects that take my fancy. I still have 9 months left.

  5. lisa g says:

    i’m pretty sure my sewlution was to finally make some menswear, and so far i’ve made three shirts for my husband!

    and now i’m eyeing grainline studio’s archer so i can make one for myself… 😉

  6. France Parijs (alias) says:

    Outwardly my goal sounded rather diffident and modest: “whatever I attempt to make, big or small, may, or will undoubtedly be, part of a learning sewing process but joy, happiness, creativity and acceptance of my failures will be on top of my list.”

    In reality, it was a challenge to me. But I took it to my heart and, yes!, it is working! I have been very patient, am not looking at the clock or at my to do list and, above all, am enjoying every step of the sewing process – I swear! So much so that this sewlution is almost prompting me to attempt a next step: sshhht, not too loud, please: to create my own blog – but I am not there yet!

  7. sewsable says:

    “I am going to make sufficient pieces for my historical challenge that I could attend a picnic in 1913 and not look out of place.” So far I’ve made a petticoat, chemise and long skirt, I’m about to sew a blouse, once that’s done then I’m pretty much done for the basics. I still need to make a corset, but I can get away without that at the moment.

  8. Congratulations, Achievers! I love hearing about what you’re all doing.

  9. Vicki Kate says:

    As you know, I broke mine but the fabric was amaaaazzzzziiiinnnnnngggggggg! Congratulations to everyone else who’ve got better sticking power than me!

  10. MarrieB says:

    My sewlution was to make a jacket. And I’m well on my way. I’m taking a jacket tailoring class. Tonight we are sewing our welt pockets!

  11. Matte says:

    My goal was to actually finish 13 items in 2013. So far I’ve finished 4 items and I’m progressing well with my 5th. The challenge is really giving me that push to not put the item down before I do those final steps like the hem or sewing up a knit and let it languish for months because I got bored.

  12. JacqC says:

    I’m feeling the fear! I’ve signed up for a Craftsy fitting course and am waiting for the pattern to arrive in the post, I even found a lovely floral sheet for my muslin, £2 in the charity shop. But not a stitch have I sewn – it’s all about the planning! 🙂

  13. Kristen says:

    Speaking of your pattern, I assume you’re still figuring out the fabric side of things – I just saw this shirt on the Gorgeous Things blog and thought of you: It’s in an eyelet fabric, which makes it much less like a traditional button-down. Something like this: would be fun! And if it’s underlined, it would be an easier thing to wear during more of the year, not so lightweight as plain lace or eyelet fabric.

    My mini-unofficial-sewlution is to get two planned-but-not-started knit shirts sewn before I buy new fabric for a new project. I keep planning new things but need to get something DONE first! I’ve been waiting to get my spare room craft space organized, and while it’s far from done it’s much better than it was – so that’s my “YAY” for now! 🙂

  14. aisling says:

    I’ve cut out and basted the first mockup for fitting but that’s it. I’m starting to pack up my sewing room for moving at the end of the month. They say it will take 8-11 weeks for stuff to be shipped from Australia to the UK . So the year will be halfway over before I can start working on my Sewlution again.

  15. punkmik says:

    A couple of days ago I literally finished my Sewlution which was to make a coat! I made the Pavot which I bought from Deer and Doe as soon as the patterns were released in French last year. More here
    I think choosing a pattern means you are more than 50% there! Once I settled on the Pavot it only took a week to find he right fabric and a couple of days to make it. 🙂

  16. My Anise coat ( lady grey was left for another time) is in process. After 3 muslin, I am almost there on the fit. I almost completed a major step for me making a jacket but I cannot show to anyone yet. Felt so proud of myself I was smiling ear to ear. I got 3 months for my birthday dress- the bombshell and as I am dieting, I am waiting to the last minute to start… Other sewluctions that didn’t went to the jar, but on the blog.. my embroidery does really improved and I’m getting courage to add knitting to my improvement list. Im glad for knit jersey dresses that are easy to make so I can get all this done and still show something to others

  17. eronoe says:

    My pants are coming along, the pockets are sewn and next up is the fly but I got stuck because of lack of good fusables. Now the fusables has arrived and I’m getting to it any day now :rolling eyes: 😉 . In between I’ve sewn a blouse and childrens jeans for a schoolproject.

  18. LinB says:

    Finished my pair of socks, wore them, thought I put them in dirty clothes hamper, cannot now find them. Sigh. Maybe the cat “adopted” them and dragged them off to his basement lair? It’s happened before.

    • LinB says:

      Found one, under the four-poster. This does not bode well. Cat is not supposed to be let into the room with the four-poster.

  19. Ros says:

    Am I the only underachiever? I have done precisely nothing towards mine. YET.Come Dec 31st, I shall be working like a lunatic to finish, obviously.

  20. BeaJay says:

    I am half way through my 12 wearable garments *yeah* – but still haven’t tackled a button or zip *sigh*.

  21. Danielle says:

    My sewlution was to to make a dress. I made a muslin of the bust a few weeks ago to make sure it fit well, and haven’t done anything since. I’m afraid to cut up my pretty material and make a mistake! I know I just need to dive right in though.

  22. My Sewlution post – up today 8th March at

  23. I did have my fabric out on the sewing table. But I had to put it away again. No progress here, in a word.

  24. zoe says:

    Congrats to all the sewers who have completed their goals! WORD!
    Seeing as my pledge was 12 wearable garments in 12 months, I’m roughly aiming for one successful completed per month to reach my goal. So far I’ve got:
    The 40’s tea dress:
    Lady-like Pussy Bow Blouse:
    And am just a few seams away from completing the reworking I needed to do on my Mathilde blouse. Considering, as you noted, it’s March, I think I’m up to speed!
    Thanks for coming back to The Jar, its a great motivator and fun to see how everyone is doing!
    Lots of love to you
    Zoe xxx

  25. lemur178 says:

    Nowhere near started mine… Beginning of the year is always heavy, work-wise. That means that sewing is very much put on a back bench. I’m hoping I might get started in the next few weeks on at least one of my resolutions, but hopefully you won’t be pulling my name out of the jar any time soon!

  26. Lynne says:

    My sewlution is done! It was to make a pair of Thurlow trousers, here’s a link:

    I’m so glad I took part in this, because it really gave me the push I needed to just do it! Otherwise I would have faffed about and never properly tried. Thank you Karen!! 🙂

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