Best of Makes of 2013


2013 has been a great year for me. Full of unexpected adventures and lots of sewing! So without further ado here are my top 5 garments for this year:

5. My Little Black Dress


This is one of my top picks for the year for several reasons. Because I think the shape works well with my figure. Because I was working with a knit fabric for one of the first times and it wasn’t a disaster. And because I can wear it casual or formal. Perfect for me!

4. My Papercut Patterns’ Pleated Pants


I love these shorts! They were a particularly big triumph for me because I inserted my first fly zipper with no drama. I was, and still am tbh, super proud of myself! These shorts are one of my favourite things I’ve sewn this year partly because I think the pleats make them super cute and partly because they are so wearable! What’s not to love?!

3. My Demin Ginger Skirt


This skirt was a dream to make. It was super easy to put together and required no alternations (except the hem, obv). Great for work and the weekend. Summer or winter. Done.

2. Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge


Ok this dress was not the most fun to make but I am pretty pleased with the results. This was the first sew along that took part in. Although it was a bit of a drama *having* to work to a time schedule. However I am pleased this the result. The brocade is kinda my favourite part of it!

1. My Very Yellow Minoru


My absolute favourite thing I made this year has got to me by bright yellow Minoru jacket. I am so proud of myself for making this! Sewing with this heavy, stretchy material was difficult but I am so proud of the results. I adore this coat and wear it tonnes. It’s particularly great in spring and autumn. Delightful.

What are your greatest sewing achievements from 2013?

10 thoughts on “Best of Makes of 2013”

  1. Love the mad men dress too and the ginger skirt. It looks like it would great for work. I’m guessing the Minoru jacket is a tricky pattern. It looks fantastic but bit too complex for me to make I suspect.


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