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Sewing round-up for 2017

December 20, 2017
And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

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.

And She Made By Hand London Flora dress

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.

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo

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.

Hedgehog dress And She Made

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.

Prima sewing pattern A line skirt

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.

Flora top hack

This hack of the By Hand London Flora pattern is a firm favourite and I wore it A LOT over the summer.

Scallop edged skirt And She Made

My second attempt at the Prima skirt came out well and was, again, on constant rotation over the summer, particularly with a striped tee.

And She Made Delphine skirt Tilly and the Buttons

It was back to an old favourite for my next skirt make. This Tilly and the Buttons Delphine pattern is just too good!

And She Made midi navy blue skirt

And I took my inspiration from the same pattern for the next skirt too, when I made this navy midi skirt.

And She Made May sewing plans

The purple fabric I’d had in my stash for ages made this simple 90s dress pattern come to life.

Liberty print smock dress And She Made

Next up was a sewing fail. Despite the beautiful contrasting Liberty fabric, this dress wasn’t quite how I envisaged.

Daisy print skirt And She Made

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).

Pink Cleo dungaree dress And She Made

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.

Liberty skirt And She Made

My favourite make of the year involves Liberty, box pleats¬†and knee length. I’ve worn this skirt constantly since I made it.

Megan Nielsen Sudley dress hack And She Made

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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