This year I'm joining in with Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow's 'Top 5' series. I loved having a good nose at everyone else's posts last year and I thought it would be a great way to reflect on my sewing over the last year. In case you haven't come across this yet Gillian is inviting bloggers to list their 'Top 5's' from the last year in a number of categories. The official breakdown is Top 5 Hits, Misses, Reflections, Inspirations and Goals and I'm starting by looking back at my Hits and Misses of 2013. In case you fancy joining in too check out Gillian's blog post here.
I'm incredibly pleased with my sewing productivity and progress this year. I feel like I've mastered some new techniques and pushed myself to try new and more challenging products and fabrics. I just wish I had more free time so I could sew more! It's been pretty hard to make my choices but first up we have:
Top 5 Hits: Favourite Creations, most worn or most loved
Top 5 Misses: Sewing Fails, UFOs, worn once or complete disasters
1. I'm going to start with a UFO (unfinished object) which I actually do still have every intention of finishing. It's the Salme Patterns Silvia Sundress which is only unfinished because I ran out of time before the sunny weather left us for the year! I decided there was no point spending time finishing that when I could be working on a winter wardrobe to wear right away. It's all cut out from some bargain Christian Dior silk blend I scored in New York and I'm going to get started on it again much earlier next year!
5. The final choice was going to be my Sewaholic Pendrell but as you may have seen in my recent post I managed to turn that around and make it a very wearable hit! Instead of this I'm going to pick the final UFO I have stashed away; the Papercut Coppelia Cardi which I have cut out in a lovely grey marl jersey. I'm really excited about making this as I love the look of the pattern but I still don't have much confidence sewing knits on my machine and haven't been able to bear the thought of messing this up or doing a poor job...
I'll be back soon to start looking forward with my inspirations and goals for 2014!