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Hello 2016!

Well, it’s been a while… my last post was a month ago! I wanted to enjoy the holidays and my family, so the blog went on hiatus.

Anyway… wishing everyone a Happy New Year! (it’s not to late, is it? 😉 )

At the beginning of 2015, I made two resolutions:

  1. Complete a sewing project per week.
  2. Sew a piece of garment for myself per month.

I’m not going to bore you with details of everything I made, just a few photo mashups…2015Makes-012015Makes-022015Makes-032015Makes-042015Makes-062015Makes-05It’s safe to say, I kept my promise. It was a very productive year.

This year, I’m only making ONE resolution, but it’s a big one!

I’ve been toying with the idea of designing my own patterns. I even drafted a few, but then I would see something similar and give up. Let’s face it, I’m not re-inventing the wheel. A pair of pants will always have two legs, it’s the small details, that set each pair a part.

Also, I don’t have many followers in the sewing community, so my insecurities would always speak louder and I would often say to myself : “Who would buy this!?!”.

So, pushing all the negative thoughts aside, for me, the next logical step is turning this hobby, into something more…

I did learn how to design patterns, and my background as an architect, can be very useful. I’m no expert, of course, this will also be a learning process. I don’t have all the details yet, not everything has been decided, but I wanted to put this out there, as a way of not putting it off.IMG_0588I already drafted two patterns. One of them, has been tested with my boys and needs some tweaks here and there, before I put it through a “real” test. They’re mostly “boy oriented”. I have two boys and sometimes feel a bit frustrated with the amount of patterns for girls. Boys clothes can be fun too, and I want to show you that!

So that’s my big resolution! (there! I said it! 😀 )




  • Marta Duarte

    January 4, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply

    I’m “listening” …!!!! 😀
    I think you said it all, maybe you’re not reinventig the wheel, but the colors and detail in it!!! Love the idea. I’m sure you will have lots of fun and satisfaction (and frustration too) from this. And after looking at your one year sewing panel (!!!) who can doubt you have a lot to share!!!
    Congrats on your old and new resolutions. Wish you too a wonderful new year 🙂

    • Diana

      January 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for your support Marta! It means a lot! I have so many ideas I want to share… Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

  • Soraia de Sousa Mendes

    January 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm Reply

    What a great New Year resolution! Can´t wait to see those boy’s pants!

    • Diana

      January 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm Reply

      Thanks Soraia! I’ll try to be quick! 😉

  • Ana Sofia

    January 4, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Ooohhh, that’s a “real” New Year resolution <3 and one that we'll be happy to make sure it gets accomplished 😉
    Don't put it off – we just never know what life will lead us to, right?
    Happy New Year!!

  • Rita @ Conversas de Hermanas

    January 13, 2016 at 10:13 am Reply

    Pls go ahead with your resolution! I’m sure it will turn out great… the world need more patterns for boys! 🙂

  • Magda E.

    February 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm Reply

    CAn’t wait to see that coming to life. Wishing you the best in your resolution.

    • Diana

      March 1, 2016 at 9:08 am Reply

      Thank you so much! <3 <3

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