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Monday, January 6, 2014

Stats for Your Inner Nerd: Version 2013


Happy New Year to all of you!

I always love a fresh beginning, so here's to another one...

Workplaces and schools are closed today statewide because of the cold weather, so it was the perfect day for hunkering down and.....creating pie charts. Part of me wanted to go outside and see what -24 F (-31 C) air temperature felt like, but the rest of me decided to stay inside.

My husband just went outside and threw water from a pitcher into the air. It immediately powderized. Very cool!!!


But without further ado, I present Sewing of the Year 2013 (graphs courtesy of my husband).

If you're extra nerdy, you can analyze my charts from previous years, as well:

2012
2011
2010
2009


Sewing in 2013
Items stitched: 190
Yards stitched: 171.84
Yards purchased (if you must know): 164.75

(Click graphs to enlarge.)



July was an active sewing month since I was participating in a stash busting contest. 






I can't believe I made that many pajamas!!!




Ottobre won out again, Jalie and Self-drafted following in a distant 2nd and 3rd.





What can I say? Jersey garments are quick to stitch and easy to wear.

And another way to visualize fabrics used:





Oldest daughter actually got more items than I did this year. 50 items sounds like a lot and yet her closet is sparse. She still managed to wear out and grow out of some things. Oh, and we have 4 seasons. Hmmm... My family would be poorly off if they depended on me for all of their clothing. 







25 comments:

  1. nice stats :) are you still at 59% homemade/41% rtw?
    I enjoy seeing your charts each year :D
    and I totally agree that Jersey is much more fun to sew than most fabrics. It is even better to wear :)
    excited to see what 2014 brings from you!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! Yes, I do update my homemade vs. rtw graphs whenever the number changes. Surprisingly, it takes quite a few new garments to move up 1%.

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  2. Nice job. I'm no wear near organized enough to know these stats for myself.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! It's possible I'm more organized with this data than I need to be (:

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  3. Oh I love these graphs!!! Fun to see your stats in a visual way. I didn't do my graphs this year but I may have to now...

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    1. Thanks! It's very fun to see these graphs, after a year a sewing. Every year I think of more information I could collect (very nerdy, I know.) My husband's the real data geek, though; if I made the graphs myself, they would not look cool.

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  4. Wow, you had a productive year! I love seeing the stats visually.

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    1. I like seeing the stats visually, too. Very satisfying. It helps keep from feeling bad about "never having time to sew!" (Obviously not true.)

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  5. You are awesomely productive! AND I am blown away by your record keeping. Good luck with the weather. It sounds truly terrible. (By the way, I looked up temperatures at the South Pole, and today it was -21C (-37C with windchill). So you can legitimately say your place was colder than the South Pole.)

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    1. Thanks, Lyndle. Luckily, it has warmed up quite a bit in the last couple of days. Phew!

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  6. Whoa! You blew me away with your productivity. Well done! Only in July you have been more productive than I have in the whole year. I really hope it warms up where you are...and there are no power outages!

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    1. Thanks! It's warmed up about 50 degrees (!) since the really cold streak. And luckily we had no storms here.

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  7. The pies are very nice, but you have excelled yourself (or maybe husband has) with the word representations, particularly that last one! How you managed to sew all those garments I don't know but I'm guessing garments for children are quicker? Or maybe it's all that jersey! Anyway massive pat on the back and I hope you stay warm in that cold weather you're having.

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    1. Thanks, Philippa! I don't think kids' clothes are really faster, but the complexity of the garment makes a big difference.

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  8. What a great way to keep track of your projects! I think I'm going to keep a record now for myself so I know all what I have made.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. I've definitely had a lot of fun tracking this info. Maybe too much fun?

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  9. You leave me speechless. What a productive year!

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  10. My inner nerd is always pleased at your end of the year stats post! You had another impressive year of sewing. Can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! I'm looking forward to a great 2014, whatever it brings (: Hopefully it brings summer.

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  11. You amaze me every year! And I don't post very much (though I'm trying to be better this year) but you are one of the sewing bloggers I am very inspired by! Thanks for sharing so much!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Leslie!

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  12. I'm so impressed with your productivity. I have NO idea about my stats but I like to look at yours! I also like the word representations. I wouldn't even aspire to that many garments I know I just couldn't do it!

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