I can’t even believe I’m writing this post! Last year, shortly after starting sewing, I wanted to find a way to engage with the sewing community more than I was through Instagram – to challenge myself to take better photos of my makes, challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone and connect with all of you. Right before Thanksgiving last year, I started to get serious about it – purchasing a theme, selecting a name and writing my first post. While I didn’t hit “publish” on my site till November 25th, writing that first post was a big step and so I’m declaring it Handmade by Lara Liz’s birthday!
I’ve debated what to do with this post – and I think I’m going to do a few posts – but for this post, I just want to reflect back on this year. And what is a celebration without a giveaway? Make sure to check out the end of the post to see what it is and how to enter!
My Handmade Wardrobe
In my 365 days of blogging, I’ve added tons of items to my handmade wardrobe that have been blogged about. Sometimes items don’t get blogged about if they’re repeat makes so I think there are probably 10-15 additional items than this list reflects:
Sweaters and Sweatshirts: 19 items added
Tops: 47 items added
Skirts: 8 items added
Pants: 10 items added
Dresses: 14 items added
Jackets: 6 items added
Total: 104 items added
I also looked back to see what the most popular posts were of the last year and I was kind of surprised by some of the top 10:
To celebrate Handmade by Lara Liz turning one I am giving away two $25 gift certificates to Indiesew! I debated back and forth what to giveaway to celebrate and decided on this because there are so many of my favorite patterns on Indiesew that I talk about all the time around here. I am hosting the giveaway over on Instagram today. The giveaway will run for one week and will end on Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving!) at 8 am EST. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. ⠀