Thursday, 14 December 2017

Top 5 hits of 2017

So on Sewcialist they are doing a top 5 hits and top 5 misses of 2017 blog tour.  This got me thinking, what were my top 5.  How do I categorise top 5 - what gets the most wear, or what was my biggest accomplishment.  So looking back over the year, here are my top 5 hits.

First, has to be my Jalie Womens Stretch Jeans 2908, with the pattern hacked to straight leg rather than bootleg.  I first made the bootleg and wore them a lot, but once I had the straight leg made I wore them ALL THE TIME.  For someone who has never worn jeans because RTW just doesn't fit my small waist/big hips this is a major lifestyle change.  Yes, these jeans have changed my life!

Second is the Style Arc Stacie jean jacket, embroidered with designs from Urban Threads.

This has to be my second most worn make of the year, even though I only made it in October and December has been too hot to wear it.
Love it, only problem is there are no pockets and it is meant to be snug fitting, meaning no jumpers under it.  So 2018 will be a new denim jacket - the Style Arc Stevie jean jacket is a looser fit and with pockets.

Third is my discovery of Itch to Stitch patterns, in particular their Bonn shirt, Lisbon Cardigan and Vientiane skirt.  At number 3 is the Vientiane skirt.  Once December arrived it was too hot for jeans, so this skirt has been worn heaps.

Number 4 instead of a single garment I'm going to give the position to a pattern.  This is the Itch to Stitch Bonn shirt.  There are many variations possible, different sleeve lengths, dress length.  So far for myself I've made 2 Bonn shirts (one flannel with long sleeves, one poplin with flared sleeves).  I'm also working on 2 shirts for my mother for Christmas.  A grand total of 4 shirts after only getting the pattern in September.

5th place is going to be a tie between Love Notions Laundry Day T and Itch to stitch Lisbon cardigan.  I see both of these as being TNT patterns with lots more to come.
I've so far made 3 Laundry Day T's

And 2 Lisbons

And as a side, I just have to mention this gorgeous Love Bear by Sweet Pea machine embroidery.  Too cute.

So, yes I can count and I know that is more than 5 hits, but hey,it's my blog and I can do what I want!

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