I read some of the posts about the top5 of 2013 an annual blog series by crafting a rainbow. I thought that was a great idea to reflect the past year, so here is my version:
My 5 hits:
Of all the great things I made this year those 5 I wore the most:
Jacket with hood (tutorial) and maxi skirt with pockets (tutorial)
green blouse (tutorial for a similar blouse here, step by step for what I changed soon) and jacquard maxi skirt (tutorial)
My 5 misses:
I just never wore them, with some I know why, with others I have no idea.
I wore the other tie neckline blouses quite a bit, but for some reason not this one.
this skirt I just never really finished, the length is wrong and the hem looks weird
I still like this dress, but you cant wear it with tights, and the fabric is totally wrong for summer, maybe I will do another version with a different fabric one day, since I still like the pattern (tutorial)
I like to wear all my other maxi skirts, but I dont wear this one, I guess its the color, but I don’t know (tutorial1 + tutorial2)
I really dont know what it is about this one, I like the color and the look, I still haven’t worn it once yet (tutorial)
My 2 reflections
I know I am 3 short, but I learned mostly 2 things:
dont sew only things with print fabric, you need some uni-colored or you get a problem with matching them.
sew the same amount of tops as bottoms. there was a time I had lots of tops but not enough bottoms to match them with.
My 5 inspirations
Well I guess you all noticed I like the 70s at the moment, so my main inspirations are tv-shows and movies from that time:
70s german Schlager-movies
exhibition “Geschmacksache” and exhibition catalog
I don’t set myself goals for the new year, when I set myself a goal I do it at any day in the year, I just do not have the patience to wait for new years when I have an idea;)
Well I hope that was interesting for you, I liked looking back at the past year this way, maybe you like doing something like this as well or check what other bloggers top5 were.
Anyhow I wish you all a very happy new year!
keep sewing and smiling