I’ve had this blog for almost a whole year already, can you believe it?! Crazy. Anyhow, the lovely Gillian over at Crafting A Rainbow annually invites everyone to join her in posting about their hits, misses, reflections, inspirations and goals over the past year. I feel like I haven’t made that much stuff over the past year, but I’m going to give it a go anyway! And why not start with the good stuff – here are my top 5 makes for 2013!
It may have been a Halloween costume, but this is the make I’m most proud of this year. I drafted it myself, and it’s just so damn cute. Plus it came in handy as pajamas during the (unseasonally) cold Berkeley winter!
I love this dress! I wear it quite a lot, over tights in the winter, bare legs in the summer. It’s so comfortable, and it was so easy to make, too.
This dress is super flattering, and is probably the garment I’ve gotten the most compliments on. I admit, I don’t wear it as often as I should – every time I wear it I feel very self-conscious about my shoddy buttonholes, but it’s still a hit for me because it’s so cute.
This blouse is comfy and loose, and so soft. Sometimes it’s nice to wear something not quite so fitted, and this blouse makes me feel pretty and free to eat a big lunch!
This dress was perfect for summer – cute and flirty and comfortable! Plus I love the colour. This one also got a lot of compliments, and it held up to a full day at the San Diego Zoo, so it’s a winner in my book for sure.
Stay tuned for the next post on the top 5 misses of 2013 – not every garment can be a winner, after all!
PS: Merry Christmas to everyone! Today I’ll eat the last chocolate in my Advent calendar and have a nice quiet dinner with my husband, and tomorrow we’ll go to the zoo! I hope wherever you are, your Christmas is safe, enjoyable and filled with happiness ❤
4 thoughts on “Top 5 Hits of 2013”
Oh man, every time I see a Bleuet dress I think 'I love that!' but then I see the buttonholes and I'm like ugh… I don't want to touch that…
I love all your top 5's by the way, but I think the Bleuet takes the cake. I am a sucker for blue on blue.
I know right, I really want to make another one, but then I think about the buttonholes and it puts me right off.
The Bleuet dress is lovely! My sewing machine isn't making very good buttonholes now. Maybe it needs servicing but I would definitely consider making this dress once I get that fixed.
I don't know if it's my machine or me that's not very good at buttonholes. No matter what setting I try, they never look like the ones on RTW