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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stats for Your Inner Nerd: Version 2014


2014 was a slower sewing year than the previous three. Sewing is like economics, I guess. I can't expect continuous growth. There has to be a recession in there occasionally.

In 2014, I sewed: 155 items, using 144.1 yards of fabrics.

By comparison:
2013: 190 items; 172 yards
2012: 169 items: 154 yards
2011: 166 items; 174 yards
2010: 117 items; 129 yards
2009: 125 items (no yardage count, due to primitive data collection efforts)


And here are the graphs to be perused at your geeky leisure:
























17 comments:

  1. Wow November was an insanely productive month for you! Great job :) I see that You and "girl 1" benefit most from your sewing, lol. Makes sense to me as the following girls get hand me downs ;-) Boys are not as fun to sew for. I'm not surprised that Jersey was your most sewn type and that Otto and Jalie were the most patterns used :D I'm glad you did this post to remind me to set up my spreadsheets for more detailed keepings this year. You had a great 2014 Joy!

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    1. As if you need more detailed spreadsheets! (chuckle!) But it is fun.

      And yes, I have to benefit the most from my sewing since I'm not buying any clothes for myself. The others don't have that restriction (good thing!).

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  2. I'm always impressed with your output. I love the 'poster' of the pattern companies and months of the year.

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    1. Thanks! It's always fun to look back.

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  3. Yes!!!! Graphs! You know I share your love of graphs. I actually made mine but wasn't sure if I should post them. 'Twas a slow year for me. Girl 1 was lucky this year! :)

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    1. I can't deny graphs are fun! Yes, you should definitely post yours!

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  4. I was wondering when you'd break down the graphs! It's always so interesting to analyze where all that work goes to. I'm amazed that you can truck through that many projects. Happy new year!

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    1. Happy new year to you, too, Elizabeth! I do love the graphs. It's interesting to how my effort changes over the years, too.

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  5. Oooh cool charts! I really like that word picture too :)
    I think you must be the most prolific and productive seamster around! 155 items is a huge endeavour. I found my eldest was always the primary beneficiary too, my 2 younger ones received all his cast-offs, even my daughter! But I really enjoyed making feminine little dresses specially for her too, felt like a little treat to myself in amongst the more practical boys' stuff :)

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I do know of a few who cranked out more than I did. Making multiples of duplicates (and pajamas) certainly helps, though!

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  6. You've been busy! Does alteration of store-bought clothing count as "sewing for husband"? If so, that would be about 30% of my garment sewing for 2014.

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    1. Ugh, I don't know how many knees I patched. I make myself do it, but does it really count as sewing? Good question.

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  7. I always look forward to your "inner nerd" posts! It's neat to see the break down.

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    1. Yeah, it's the time of year the inner nerd becomes the outer nerd, hehe.

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  8. Normally I don't much like charts/graphs. As in...one glance would be more than enough. Oh my...your pie charts had my complete attention!!! What you did in the past year is impressive in itself, but your graphs are amazing!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Judi! Collecting the data and graphing it is half the fun!

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  9. Late to the party but my inner nerd LOVES this and wants to start tallying her own stats now!

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