I participated last year and really enjoyed reflecting back on the year and to look ahead to 2013 that I was happy that we were going to do it all again this year. To check out all my makes from this year head on over here and then click through to clothes, gifts or miscellaneous makes.
Today, the HITS in no particular order. But they all have one thing in common - pattern!
1. The Mathildes
|Richard and Lyla Mathilde|
I had some great success sewing up some of the downloadable patterns available from Tessuti this year. These patterns are stylish and well drafted with very clear instructions.
I made up the New York Cape with fabric from Addicted to Fabric and I wore this all through autumn and winter. While I could have done a slightly better job on parts of the wool binding, it was a big winner. In my opinion, the perfect match of fabric, pattern and personal style.
In Spring made up the Tokyo jacket in a stretch cotton which was against the fabric suggestions on the packet - but I just love this jacket. It is such a great casual spring time jacket that makes me feel great everytime I wear it.. and I wear it ALOT!
This is just a fun skirt to wear. I love the fabric, the colours are so great. The skirt is simple, but it was self drafted skirt with an invisible zip, pockets and a fab aqua lining. I wear this skirt at least once a week at the moment to work and always makes me smile.
4. Pauline Alice patterns: Cami & Malvorosa
And to think I wasn't going to make up the Cami after I did the muslin! Pauline Alice is a new name in Independent patternmaking but she has a great style and already I am a loyal follower. I love both the dresses I made from her patterns this year and I really need to get the Ninot jacket next.
|Cami in Joy and Sorrow|
|Malvorosa in Ranga|
It wouldn't be a top 5 without mentioning this dress which I finished in June. I wore this through winter and now I'm wearing it in Summer with bare legs. I adore the print and the drop waist dress was a real trend for me this year.
I'm going to sneak in some honourable mentions now..
The Valentino silk scout
It felt like a real privilege to sew with Valentino Silk and I'm so glad I managed to sew it without stuffing it up!
I am currently wearing these ALL the time on weekends. They go with every single top I own. I didn't do the best sewing ever on the waistband or zip so I could have put them in the fail list, but the fabric and pattern are a great combo for me so they get an honourable mention in the Hits!
I'm just heading off to buy the Ninot jacket pattern... see you with the FAILS next.