Sunday, December 29, 2013
Top 5 of 2013: the HITS
It's been a while, so as an opportunity to get back into blogging here are my top 5 from 2013. This year has a been good, sewing -wise. I managed to get along to most of the Social Sewing gatherings and learned so much from the talented sewists there. I also taught my Makers and Menders group which was a lot of fun and really satisfying to be able introduce people to the wonderful world of sewing. It also feels like I learned a lot this year and got better at doing things properly instead of just doing things to get them finished.
In terms of number of items made this year here is the tally:
Dresses = 15 ( 3 unblogged)
Tops = 11 (3 unblogged)
Skirts =3 ( 1 unblogged)
Pants = 1 (unblogged)
Items for LittleFB = 7 ( 3 hoodies, 3 T shirts and a chicken costume)
Misc = 8 (1 quilt, 1 cushion, 6 pencil cases and a skirt for a neighbour's little girl)
45 items! That's more than I thought :)
So, starting with the good. Here are my hits for 2013:
1. Knit dresses: Tiramisu and Later Skater
Tirasamu over summer and the Lady Skater during autumn and winter. Easy to make and even easier to wear, I see more versions of both these in my future (in fact I may have already made a short sleeved version of the lady skater...)
2. Silver Moss skirt
I'm really pleased with how this skirt turned out. I love the silver denim and was chuffed at the front fly zip insertion (thanks to Jen's excellent tutorial).
3. Anna dress.
4. Victory Hazel dress
5. Blue lace Laurel
Stripey ponte 2444
Only worn once so far but I have plans to lower the hem so that it can become a work dress and then think I'll wear it a lot.
The red one has been worn a fair bit, even in winter with a long-sleeved top underneath. The tiger print one, only once so far (to Frocktails) and I'm contemplating removing the pink trim to make it a bit more wearable.. Or maybe I should just go to more parties!
Up next: the misses.....