I can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again, December, christmas, and the time to review what has worked well, and what didn’t. The end of another sewing year, this is when I start looking at all those projects that I’d intended to make and haven’t quite got round to. Joining the Socialists in reliving the best and “worst” projects of the year, I still start on a high! Of course!
There have been many highs this year, my favourite pattern has been the Paper Theory Zadie. Although I’ve “only” made two jumpsuits from it, I have loved wearing them so much. I’ve actually started making a fancy Zadie for my Christmas outfit! I don’t usually bother with a specific, purpose made Christmas outfit, but this year, I’ve decided to give it a go. So my Zadie jumpsuits are definitely on the top 5 hits list!
The Style Arc Teddy Designer Pants are another pattern that’s hit the mark with me, and having made 3 pairs this year, I really can say it’s a fabulous pattern. I always get compliments when I wear them.
For Daughter No2, the best loved projects have been the skirts make using 117 from Burda February 2017, again, used three times. I have a pile of fabrics waiting to be used for this pattern, so I know this is a hit! Two of the skirts made for Daughter No2 were in summer fabrics and she’s loved them. Now she has a canvas print that’s good for winter and she loves that too.
I haven’t been able to make much for Daughter No1 this year, it’s tricky when we don’t get to see each other that often, so fitting is tricky. I have, however, managed to make her the trousers so so wanted earlier in the year, although I don’t have blogable photographs of them yet. But I know she loves them, and when she wore them to work, she got many complients. And I could have had many orders!
Last has to be my corduroy jacket, the most recent of a whole string of jackets made from the jacket pattern 116 from April Burda 2009. Everyone loves the colour so much, it’s quite unique in a sea of black, grey and beige in the winter! Until I get to make my Peppernoot and Tosti and Sienna Maker Jacket and nameless other Burda patterns, this is my favourite winter jacket so far!
Next up will be those projects that, for some reason or other, didn’t quite make the grade.