2015 Year in Review: Hits

Sewing Top 5 of 2015 - Crafting a Rainbow

It’s that time of year again!  I always enjoy participating in Gillian’s Sewing Top 5 series and reading all of your year-in-review posts.  It’s fun to look back on another great year of sewing, take stock of our triumphs and failures, and reflect on lessons learned along the way.  I’ll start with a round-up of my favorite and most successful sewing projects of the year.

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2014 Year in Review: Hits and misses

Top 5 of 2014 - Crafting a Rainbow

Is it just me, or are these year-in-review posts really fun to read?  🙂  I’m happy to once again be taking part in Gillian’s Top 5 series, in which we take a look back at our year of sewing and reflect on our success, failures, and lessons learned along the way.  Be sure to check out all the other great round-up posts listed in the comments of Gillian’s post here.

Finished Garments in 2014

Before I dive into my hits and misses, here’s a summary of the garments I sewed this year:

  • 6 Renfrew tops (2 short sleeved, 4 long sleeved)
  • 5 Archers
  • 3 Moss mini skirts (1 just finished yesterday and not yet blogged)
  • 2 Renfrew maxi dresses
  • 1 blazer (Simplicity 2446)
  • 1 sleeveless dress (Butterick 5353, now OOP)
  • 11 pairs of So Zo undies
  • 1 infinity scarf (not blogged, but it’s just a simple scarf)
  • 1 bodice and skirt sloper, still in the process of being tweaked

All in all, I sewed a total of 18 garments, not including the undies, scarf, and sloper.  I’m very tempted to say that I didn’t get as much sewing done this year as I would have liked, but looking back, it feels like I was sewing during most of my free time!  Therefore, I’ll simply confirm what I already knew: I sew at a glacial pace and enjoy taking my time.  Nothing wrong with that.  🙂

So which garments were a success, and which sat neglected in a drawer all year?

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2013 Year In Review: Hits

Top 5 of 2013Continuing with my 2013 Year In Review posts, I’m happy to present my Top 4 Hits of the year (yes, I only have 4 again).  Yay!  These are the garments I’ve worn the most, enjoy wearing the most, and am most proud of.  They’re the garments that make me feel like a million bucks – confident, stylish, and just a little smug.  : )  Hope you enjoy seeing them all again!

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