I thought I would join in with Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow this year and share some of my top fives with you. So first up is my top five sewing hits for 2015.
I haven't done as much sewing as I would have liked this year, as things have been pretty busy, as usual, but I did manage to make quite a few things. I also went on a diet in September so this put my sewing on hold for a bit while I focused on that. I have now lost a stone in total, so feeling pretty pleased about that.
I was also job hunting which can be time consuming, and the good news is that I start a new job on 4th January, eek...
So in no particular order, here are my top five sewing hits:
Strawberry New Look 6262
I have made this pattern three times now (once unblogged) and I was pleased how I perfected the fit of the bodice by making a muslin and then adjusting the pattern pieces accordingly.
It's a lovely fit and flare style dress, which I think is super flattering on all body shapes. It is similar in style to the Emery dress, which I would like to try next.
Polka Dot Ultimate Shift Dress
I have worn this dress loads - it is so comfortable. My only regret is that I didn't pre-wash the fabric as now it is more like a tunic than a dress as it shrunk considerably and is only decent when worn with leggings!
I fell in love with the Washi Dress after seeing so many cool versions on pinterest. I wore this loads in the summer and think that a long sleeved version would be great for the winter. Check out this tutorial if you are thinking of making one!
A Sixties Simplicity 1609
I made this for a Christmas party. Although it's a fancy dress, I love this pattern and can see why they are so many versions of this dress around. I can definitely see myself making this dress again, in a less loud fabric.
All in all some great patterns that I will definitely be revisiting in 2016. If you liked reading about my top five hits, check out the other posts in this blog series over at Crafting a Rainbow.