Happy Christmas/holidays everyone! Hope you all had a great time. I am filled up with mince pies (no meat in them, Americans!), 1,000 cups of tea, and currently, a head cold. But there’s no place like home to veg out, so that’s no problem.
And now that every magazine in the house has been read (along with Gyles Brandreth’s secrets to happiness and the latest Bridget Jones – high end around here, darlings), I thought I’d jump on the sewing blog bandwagon and do some highlights of 2013.
2013 was really the year that I got into full swing, sewing-wise: able to make things that I can leave the house in and don’t look homemade (although of course I’m always DYING for people to compliment me on my outfit so I can show off and say I made it). Looking back over my blog posts, I can see that I also improved a lot during the year – hence most of my favourites are in the second half of 2013. Here are my top 5 garments that I made for myself, in chronological order:
I was very pleased to complete my first button-down shirt – and to get it looking reasonably good first time. This has had a lot of wear, as it goes with all manner of coloured jeans and cardigans. It’s definitely baggier than something I’d usually wear, but it looks good cinched in with a belt or cardigan. I want to make some more button downs in 2014, and in fact just got some more fabric sent over from France from Atelier Brunette.