You know it’s getting close to the end of year when the Top 5 lists crack out. I didn’t compile any Top 5 posts last year, but I love reading them, especially to see what is actually worn by bloggers.
I’m playing along with Gillian and starting with my Top 5 hits of 2013.
I’ve made this pattern a number of times, but this has got to be my favourite. The fabric is lovely and the fit is fabulous. It wears easily at school and as they skirt is longer and flared I can even sit on the floor.
I can’t pick my favourite between these two
. I adore both of them so, so much. There will definitely be more this summer.
I can’t pick just one pair, but probably wore the lighter grey ones the most, followed by the patterned. I made a number of Thurlows over summer last year and lived in them on cooler winter days.
I love the slimmer leg that I drafted. They fit nicely, are comfortable and look nice with flats, which is practically essential in my line of work.
This was not a fast or easy journey
, but I am super pleased with the outcome. These are, without a doubt, the best swimmers I’ve ever owned!
I know, big call! I have another pair cut and hopefully will find the motivation to sew them before our summer holiday.
New Look 6145
Black shell top made in ponte. This is a simple staple, but fit so well that I practically lived in this for both work and play.
I really must make more simple stretch shell tops
I know this is a Top 5 list, but I thought I’d also include a few honorable mentions as I am rather happy with a number of my makes this year.
Copper and black Grainline combo. Love this outfit!!
Vogue 8028. Sleeveless shirtdress – perfect for summer and work!
Liberty nightwear – divine!
Vogue 1349 – here and here – I may have to make more of these, they are that good!
Simple knit shift – again using New Look 6145. Perfect in winter with warm tights.
Tessuti Cape in Marc Jacobs wool – yum!
Moss skirt – Love!
Vintage Vogue 1853. Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses – here and here
I really think after three years of solid garment sewing, I’m certainly improving at making better quality, flattering clothes. What more shall come in 2014???