So, I know we're well into January now, but I was recently reflecting over my 2015 makes and thought I'd share my faves. Interesting isn't it what our favourite makes reveal about us...
Top 5 makes of 2015
So I obviously have a deep love for Grainline and Named Clothing patterns. Both had two in my top 5 favourites. And I've made that Sew Over It shift dress 5 times now. Yikes. I hope being predictable isn't too boring.
I'm also noticing a deep love of solids. Man, I'm really doubling down on being boring.
But that said these makes are my closet staples. Simple. Modern. I wear then ALL the time. Like, tapping-my-foot-impatiently-waiting-for-them-to-dry kind of wear. I think they get worn so much because I can't really get bored of them.
Also, I made jeans people. Real, live jeans.
I don't think it'd be fair if I didn't mention these patterns. I made at least two Ella tanks and 4 (yes 4) versions of the plantain tees and Hudson pants. Guess what I lived in over the summer?
The Beatrix and the inari tee are new makes, but I'm really looking forward to wearing them more often come warmer weather.
I also made clothes for the bambino and his friends. I'm not very good at blogging about those makes (though they do crop up in my Instagram feed from time to time) but I really should. I also made a teepee for the little guy. Which I love (he's a bit less sure).
It's funny how a lot of these makes tested my skills (the Jamie jeans, Moss skirt) or helped hone my techniques (plantains, Hudsons, Ella tank, Beatrix, all of the children's/baby's clothes). And some were just a joy to sew (in particular the Inari, the Jamie jeans, the Moss skirt, and the teepee).
I'm really looking forward to 2016 and all the sewing adventures. I still plan to sew with intention (2016 mantra: do less, but do it well) but can't wait to get stuck into some projects.
What about you, what were your top makes in 2015? What do you plan to sew in 2016?