Friday, December 20, 2019

#SewingTop5 Sewing Hits

I always enjoy participating in the year-end Top Five roundup that Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow has been hosting for the last few years. This year she's moving it over to the Sewcialists blog so there will hopefully be even more participation! I'm still joining in :)

I believe in starting on a high note -- so here are my Top 5 Sewing Hits. It was really hard to narrow these down this year; I made so many things that I've loved wearing. But I've managed to filter out a few that I think are my most successful, most loved, or most worn things.

I love this one for its print -- typeface and dots! -- and the colour too. Also, it fits so well and is super comfortable to wear. Good pattern, quality fabric and a nice fit make this a real winner for me, one that got worn a lot.

I finally made an Adeline this year, and used an upcycled linen blend tablecloth in pickle green to do so. I love the silhouette, and the colour is so fabulous. I always feel cheery in this!

This top took some work: I added an embroidery pattern to the front pleat of the Sorbetto pattern, and made it up in a favourite grey linen/cotton blend. It took some time but was worth it. I appreciate this top even more for all the work I put into it.

I loved this top, intended as a test garment but turning out to be a fave! It matches the skirt and I love this outfit!  In fact, I liked it so much, I made it again -- I'm sort of cheating here with two wonderful makes of the same pattern, by including my second floral version as well!)

Another Two-For-One, I first made the Terrace in a summer print and won a PR Contest for it, too! I loved the quick process, the thrifted fabric, and the fit. All so great! I liked the pattern so much that I used it again for my Literary Sewing Circle fall project, the Sushi Cat Dress! 

There were many more successes for me this year, but these are a few that have really stood out for me, in terms of fabric, fit and multiple wearings. I hope I can create as many hits in 2020!


  1. These are all lovely makes and fit you so well. Congratulations on your successes. Looking forward to your new makes and fabric choices in the coming year. Happy holidays.

    1. Thank you! I hope to be able to match up patterns and fabrics well in the next year too, and be sure to create a wearable wardrobe. Happy Holidays and New Year!


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