I’ve had a good year sewing wise. Despite most of the time not having access to a sewing machine (it’s back home in Wales), I’ve actually managed to make quite a bit. I quite like the idea of a sewing round-up to remind myself of what I’ve made in the past year if nothing else. So here’s what I accomplished in 2017.
I started off the year by posting about this Liberty print dress I’d made in 2016 (but it still counts right?), and starting the year off with Liberty is always a good decision.
Next up is one I can’t believe I’ve had for just under a year – it definitely feels like I’ve always had this Cleo pinafore in my stash.
I made this novelty print hedgehog dress earlier this year. The shape is so classic, though I’ve yet to wear it loads if I’m honest.
This was my first attempt at a Prima pattern and it certainly wasn’t the last. I made a simple short black skirt with it.
This hack of the By Hand London Flora pattern is a firm favourite and I wore it A LOT over the summer.
My second attempt at the Prima skirt came out well and was, again, on constant rotation over the summer, particularly with a striped tee.
It was back to an old favourite for my next skirt make. This Tilly and the Buttons Delphine pattern is just too good!
And I took my inspiration from the same pattern for the next skirt too, when I made this navy midi skirt.
The purple fabric I’d had in my stash for ages made this simple 90s dress pattern come to life.
Next up was a sewing fail. Despite the beautiful contrasting Liberty fabric, this dress wasn’t quite how I envisaged.
Picking up this black and white fabric from Walthamstow market was surely one of my best decisions (which reminds me, I haven’t yet blogged about a strappy dress I made in the same fabric).
A second Cleo made it onto my blog in September, though I think this one was a bit too summery to wear in the autumn.
My favourite make of the year involves Liberty, box pleats and knee length. I’ve worn this skirt constantly since I made it.
On to the latest make – a Megan Nielsen Sudley dress. The fabric wasn’t the best, but it’s a comfy dress to wear and I love the buttons too!
And 2017’s not over yet. I’ve just bought a load of fabric for Christmas so there’s at least four makes yet to go this Christmas break (hopefully).
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