Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 5 Makes of 2012

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! Thanks for your comments sharing my excitement about my latest completed project - I'll have a full, detailed post coming soon. In the meantime, since I'm playing along with Gillian's Top 5's of 2012, I've rounded up my 5 favorite projects from the year.

Up first are my top tops of the year: my Vintage McCalls 5970 double-knit top with little peter pan collar, and my Simplicity 2154 bow blouse.

These two have been my most-loved, most-fun-to-sew, and most-fun-to-wear tops I've ever made! They're both a little retro, both have collars (my favorite!) and are both definitely comfortable to wear - all things to keep in mind when planning upcoming blouse sewing projects.

My most favorite 3 of my top 5 have to be my party dresses, though. They were so fun to sew, though a bit more time-consuming than the quick & fun tops I just mentioned, and were definitely learning experiences, but have tended to give the biggest bang for my buck/time & effort investment. Each one turned out wearable, flattering even!, and really...special! They don't get worn as often, since they're designed for parties and special occasions, but they're the projects I'm most proud of and feel giddy just thinking about wearing them.

New Look 6910 - more details soon!

My Polka Dot Wedding Guest Dress

My Milly Wedding Guest Dress

It seems that tops and dresses are my favorite things to sew & wear and that doesn't really surprise me. They've always been my favorite things to buy, too.  I'll likely be sewing even more of them in the new year, but am also thinking I should try to FINALLY sew a skirt that I'm at least 90% pleased with, since I've yet to do that. Maybe Sewaholic's new Hollyburn skirt...? We'll just have to wait and see.


  1. I can't wait to see more details on New Look 6910. Green is my fav color. This dress looks great!

  2. All gorgeous gaments, for sure! My ultimate favourite is the polka dot wedding dress though... it's really special :)

  3. Fabulous outfits! I just love the polka dot dress!!

  4. These are all so cute! Your wedding guest dress is one of my favorite makes this year from other bloggers! I can't wait to see more photos of that sassy green dress!

  5. They're all adorable! The wedding guest dress is also one of my all time favorites!

  6. New Look 6910 is such a marvelous color!! And how have I not seen your wedding guest dress until now?! It's completely AMAZING!


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