Hi, everyone! Hope your Christmases were lovely (if you celebrated) and that you’re looking forward to the New Year with hope and optimism! I’ve so enjoyed reading your Top 5 of 2012 posts that I couldn’t resist and had to join in on the fun! Thanks, Gillian, for the great idea!
Here are my favorites for 2012!
This dress ticks all of my boxes– it’s a flattering shape, is simple but has great details, and is a fun, bright color. I love it! The only thing I’m not crazy about is that I started it back in September 2011, before my sewing skills were very strong, so it’s not finished as nicely as I would have liked. But that’s OK. :)
This is one of my simplest makes of the year, but I wore this shirt sooooo many times this year. It’s just a nice, basic top, similar to what I would buy RTW if I was shopping much these days. Isn’t that the goal of sewing in some ways? To make stuff that you love AND wear?
Here’s another super wearable favorite. I love the shape, and it’s just so easy and breezy. Love this pattern so much!
4.) McCall’s M6553
Here’s another dress that I love– it’s swingy and unusual, in a vibrant color. I love that it looks completely different belted and unbelted, which makes for a variety of ways to style it.
A late entrant to the competition, this one just barely squeaks into 5th place! I love the shape of this, love the print, love the weight and drape of the fabric– it’s a real winner. I feel so grownup and sophisticated in this, but still a little playful and fun.
I spent lots of time nitpicking stuff that I make, so it’s kind of refreshing to look back at what I actually loved this year! And it’s helped me to figure out what works for me and what I tend to gravitate towards. I’ll definitely be taking a long look at this list before I start in on my sewing plans for next year.