And this this year I've added to my stash:
Moral of the story: Stash-busting is hard. Keeping New Year's resolutions are even harder.
Happy Sewing! (
Happy Sewing! (
|Red Satin |
|I was so excited to make a peplum top that I did not sew a muslin. Instead I sewed a ill-fitting top. |
The darts were oddly placed and too high up. I was disappointed that I used a sateen fabric that
I really liked for something that did not turn out. Lesson: stop being in a rush and make a muslin!
|These were my second attempt at making knickers and no I wasn't aiming for granny panties. |
Lesson: Take the time to read reviews before cutting and sewing.
|This garment fell into the 2013 disappointed list because I was in a rush and didn't sew the |
pockets. I was making this jacket as part of a Pattern Review contest and just wanted to get
it done. Big mistake because I really do miss the pockets. It has also been sitting in the
mending/fix pile for several months because I'm trying to remove the piling on this double
knit. Lessons: The only person I should be trying to impress is the person who will wear it
and when it comes to picking out fabrics sometimes you have to trust your instincts about the
|Favourite coat, Burda 7304.|
This will go down as the most challenging project I worked on this year but it was worth all the work.
|My favourite home decor project. No pattern used. |
Super soft faux fur, reverse side knit fabric.
|Favourite top, Butterick 5891.|
I LOVE THIS PATTERN! The collar has a nice drape that looks great open or closed and it has
pockets! What more can I ask for? Besides the easy simple shape that drapes into a funky top.
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Top, Vogue 1274 2. Baby Onsie, McCall's 7367|
3. Men's Shirt, McCall's 2447 4. Most challenging and rewarding
project of 2013, Spring Coat, Burda 7304 5. Bedroom curtains, self-drafted
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Navy wool pants and my favourite pattern of 2013: Vogue 1325 2. Floral Top, Burda 7255|
3. Messanger Bag 4. Baby Blue Baby Dress, Burda 9752 5. My favourite make of 2013: kAtheRine Tilton Top, Butterick 5891
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Knit Fleece, Vogue 8854 2. Plaid Skirt, Vogue 8835|
3. Knit Dress, McCall's 6612 4. Knit Dress, Vogue 1312
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Shirt, Burda 7136 2. Leather trimmed denim skirt, Burda 7025 3. Faux fur and knit blanket,|
self-drafted 4. Black wool pants, Vogue 1325 5. Gray and blue pinstriped wool and cashmere pants, Vogue 1325
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Skirt, Vogue 1038 2. Vintage Dress, Simplicity 7478|
3. Flannel PJ's, McCall's 8525 4. First attempt at making knickers, online pattern
5. Plaid dress, Vogue 8667
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Dress, Simplicity 8024 2. Dress, Simplicity 2372 3. First unintentional attempt|
at granny knickers, Kwik Sew 2100 4. Red denim pants, Vogue 1325 5. Peplum top, Vogue 8815
|Clockwise L to R: 1. Knit sweater,Stretch & Sew 200 2. Black cotton sateen|
vest, Simplicity 4763 3. Blue shirtdress, Vintage McCall's 9424 4. Orange
knit skirt, Vogue 86375. Silk duponi top, Centre for Pattern Design, Spiral Top.
I didn't have a specific pattern for this project but I certainly can make do with more than enough pattern pieces on hand. I was able...