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#KatyMade15

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I think I can safely say that 2015 was the year of making for me.  Or, more specifically, the year of sewing.  I really found my niche with this blog and in the sewing world.  It's been super fun and I've loved every second of it.  The networking with other women in the same field of interest as me has been crazy amazing as well.  I've made so many sewing friends!  (And yes, it is almost as dorky as it sounds, haha.)

I attempted to record everything that I'd made, so I could have a fun look back at the year of making.  Creating my own hashtag for Instagram shares was the best idea ever.  I know that there are a ton of things that I failed to photograph at all...gifts, some clothing, etc, but this is a pretty good roundup of 2015's makes.

I can't pick a favorite thing. No way would that be possible. 

But if I were asked, my proudest make of 2015 was Louis' Back to School wardrobe.  I worked really hard on getting him pieces that were cute, unique, fit him well (!!) and didn't cost me an arm and a leg.  Out of those pieces, the superhero outfits are by far my favorite.  Captain America, Thor, BlackBolt...and the Lego shirt (which is not a superhero but still adorable).

The most fun thing I made in 2015 was when we put an 18-foot tutu on Bobo the Elephant, as part of the pre-celebrations leading up to the Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars event.

The fact that I did some sewing for Bennett this year needs to be noted, of course.  So, perhaps the most handsome modeling of 2015 goes out to my handsome husband.  

This was the first year I ever entered my sewing skills into any kind of competition.  AND I WON!!  Woot!  Let's call that the biggest sewing test of 2015.  I had to switch out models last minute because Louis was sick, so I subbed in the adorably handsome Donovan and he rocked out the C3PO costume I'd created.  

My post about it is HERE, or you can head over to the hosting site of the contest and see the competition's excellent sew as well HERE.

...and finally, if I had to narrow down my favorite selfish sewing of 2015, I think it would be the outfits and accessories I made for the Momiform Make-over.  They were just so full of my style and I made two full outfits (pants included!) for the looks.  Not too shabby, eh?

My sewing and style has really grown over this past year.  I've still got a long way to go, but I'm more than thrilled about how much I've been able to accomplish with my love of making.

Keep an eye out for #KatyMade16 !!