[sewing] 5 hits in 2012

Sewing for grown-ups / Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Inspired by Gillian and by many sewing bloggers, it’s time to stop and look back a little at what I have achieved (or not) in 2012.

Let’s start with the best! Here are my 5 hits for 2012:


1. Sewaholic Minoru Jacket

I have worn this jacket made of wool nearly every day since the winter has arrived. It is warm, comfy and I feel great in it! I’m very glad I made welt pocket: the placement is perfect, the depth too and I don’t know how I could live without them. As for many other bloggers, the inside pockets are not very useful and if I were to make this jacket again (maybe in a lighter fabric), I would clearly omit them.

2. Simplicity 1882 Dress

One of my most recent makes. It fits great, thanks to the muslin, and I love the fabric. I’m very proud I have managed to insert properly a lining using this great tutorial from Threads magazine.

3. Burda Shirt 01/2006 #111

I don’t wear it very often, but again, I’m happy with the technical aspects of this shirt – the collar is good, I like my sleeve placket and the piping worked well too. Plus the fit is pretty good, as I used my sloper to check it against.

4. Sewaholic Cambie Dress

My first successful dress (and by that meaning it fits correctly)! The good fit is due to the making of a muslin first, once again. I really like the fabric and the pattern and I should probably find a way to adapt it to winter. I should start by raising the neckline a little, it’s too low for me and even more for winter.

5. Sewaholic Striped Renfrew

My second Renfrew T-shirt, still the same version with cowl neck and 3/4 sleeves. I love striped t-shirts, to a point where it’s sometimes hard for me to find non-stripey things in my knits wardrobe! I don’t think the fabric will last very long, the quality is poor, but I like it a lot.

If you’d like some great reflections on sewing and makes in general, go and have a look at other Top 5 posts:  Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow of course, Kestrel, Ginger Makes, Twilltape, SewBusyLizzy, Sew Hopeful, Roisin at Dolly Clackett and much more!

5 Replies to “[sewing] 5 hits in 2012”

  1. These are all so beautiful, and I really love how they all share the same color palette. It makes it look like you are extremely organized in your sewing! 😉

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