It's always good to think about the positive things you have achieved to keep you motivated, and sewing is no different. It can be easy to forget about the progress you've made - remember when you had to read the instructions for how to understitch facings every single time you did it for the first year and a half of your sewing career? (yes - personal experience here).
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Here's what I think my best achievements are this year:
Bronze: Getting a better idea of how to fit patterns to suit me - a significant achievement but still requiring some work!
Silver: Learning to make pretty realistic sewing plans and sticking to them. Planning certainly isn't everything, but I've found how to make it work for me. Read my sewing planning tips here.
Gold: Finding patterns I love so much that I want to make them again and again. Witness Simplicity 4903 here and here and my one seam skirt here and here. This comes through getting to know my own style better and learning what I will actually wear - each item has been worn at least once, if not multiple times.
So what about you - what achievements are you proud of this year? Do share!