I thought this post might be hard to write – how can I chose favourites from the 50+ projects I’ve made this year? But once I scrolled through my Flickr stream, it was clear which garments made my heart sing!
I made this dress in January, and it gets a lot of wear in winter. When I asked my husband what he thought stood out in my sewing this year, he mentioned black and white prints, and he’s definitely right. They are basic but not boring, and I like that I can pair black and white prints with pink, purple, red or turquoise as the mood strikes! (Or other colours, of course, but those are always the shades I choose!) Other favourite graphic black and white prints I’ve sewn this year include my Jorna dress and my t-shirt trials!
Against all odds, this is my power outfit. I always wear it with these boots, and I always stride a little more confidently when I wear it! Why? It’s a t-shirt with a ruffle attached. But somehow the skirt swings satisfyingly, and it’s fitted but not tight in a way that works with my curves. I like it so much that I just sewed another one in leopard print!
This might be my favourite dress of the year. I love the print, love the mid-weight rayon, love the pattern (Comino Cap bodice and Sally Jumpsuit skirt)… but most of all, I feel like a babe when I wear it. What more could I ask for?
This fabric is nuts, and that’s why this dress makes the top 5! It’s a bold silhouette in a bold fabric, and I feel totally me when I wear it. If someone asked me why I sew, I’d say to make clothes like this… and if someone asked me how sewing has changed my life, I’d say it’s given me the confidence to stand out!
I just feel great every time I wear this dress. I do a lot of pattern hacking, and it’s always a bit hit-or-miss… but this one is a hit all the way!
Well, it’s official: All my Top 5 garments are knit dresses!!!! 3 are Cashmerette, and 2 use parts of the Comino Cap dress… Could I be any more predictable? Just to prove I DO, wear pants and tops, I’ll give a shout out to two other favourite wardrobe essentials: my Cone Mills Ginger jeans, which really don’t stretch out even after more then 5 wears, and my enduring love for long cardigans, which are my favourite way to layers pants or a dress.