Friday, 15 December 2017

My Top Ten Favourite Makes of 2017

Oh, who am I kidding?  I can't pick ten. Here's my top eleven sewing patterns / makes of 2017.

1.  Hands down, the most enjoyable sewing project of this year would be the little girl's coat. I was really pleased with how it turned out and I found the cutest blue and silver buttons which matched the colours of the fashion and lining fabrics. This pattern, Vogue 9219, is so adorable and it was a fun make.  

2.  I can't forget this top.  It's Vogue 1503, a Rachel Comey design. It took some time to get it done and it was all worth it and I felt that it was time well spent. And those pockets! I'm in love with those pockets and it's French seamed. I would love to revisit this pattern and create another version of this design. Maybe a colour blocked version with the raw silk I have in the stash.    

3.  and 4.  These two pieces are part of a set but came from two different patterns. The classic pyjama top (shown above) is Butterick 6296.

And the bottoms are made with Vogue 9217, a designer pattern by Kathryn Brenne. Her designs are quickly becoming one of my favourite, easing the pain the Vogue patterns no longer carry DKNY patterns. Back to the pants, these made the perfect bottoms for my pyjama set, it has a comfortable waistband and the cutest dolphin hem.  

5.  This is made from an out-of-print skirt pattern, Vogue 9951 (circa 1998) and I have to say, I quite like how this fits. I wasn't sure if I was going to ruin this project by breaking the rules and using a stripe but I have to admit, I'm glad I did.

6.  Simplicity 8529 will go down as my favourite sweater pattern of 2017. It's worth every penny. This is one of two versions made this year.  

7.  I made this jacket for Mom and I put my heart and soul into making this one. It is a cardigan style jacket made with OOP Vogue 8916. She already has several versions of this jacket but none like this one. It is made with 100% wool and lined with silk. I was tempted to keep it but my love for Mom won out.  

8.  I couldn't wait to get my hands on this Kathryn Breene dress pattern, Vogue 9268, when it first appeared. And I do love this dress even though I'm not wearing it at the moment because I made this version in a polyester ITY knit and well I'm on a natural fibre kick at the moment. I made a copy of it in a medium weight cotton knit but it really does work better in something with more drape. I'll revisit this pattern soon.   

9.  The Eva dress by Tessuiti patterns has to be one of the most comfortable dresses in my wardrobe. I've made about four versions and even made a couple for friends. The pattern is still available and Tessuti re-issued it in an additional size.  

10.  This is one of two copies of Butterick 6026, a Katherine Tilton design. The pin-tucks are hidden in this print but they add some really nice shaping.  

11.  I told you I couldn't keep it down to ten. How can I sign off without mentioning Simplicity 8229? This pattern will go down as my most used in 2017 and I'm sure there will be more to come.  

Happy Sewing

1 comment:

  1. These are all beautiful-I especially like the Rachel Comey shirt.


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