Let the list-making begin! My first Top 5 list for the year is my Top 5 favourite or most-worn makes. There are some TNTs on here, as well as clothes that just make me feel happy every time I wear them.
Without further ado, my Top 5 Hits! (In no particular order…)
I made this pattern at least 5 times over the summer, and I like the all… but this one is definitely my favourite. The flounce on the skirt was a bit of an afterthought, but it makes the skirt so much more fun to wear! I’ve got another length of similar fabric in red with black and white flowers, and I’m thinking of doing an exact copy of this dress with it. (If one dress is fun to wear, isn’t another doubly fun? )
I got a bit obsessed with floral on a black background (3 this year, and counting!). This is my favourite though – feel flirty and flattering, and reminds me of a good summer.
This is a dress that has really grown on me! I liked it when I first sewed it almost a year ago… but when I pulled it out of my closet this winter I remembered just how cute it makes me feel. It’s fitted, but not tight, and the length is perfect with leggings and boots. I’ve got polka dot ponte that I’ve been saving for a third Lola, hopefully soon!
Speaking on polkadots… another surprise hit! This is the most basic ITY dress ever (it’s a Lady Skater bodice, altered to be a babydoll shape.) This dress is snug or skimming in all the right places. (I tried to sew another in different fabric, and it had no magical flattering properties! Eeek!) I wear this one a lot in winter.
And finally two basics (yeah, that 6 things in my Top 5 list…) that I couldn’t dress without!
These have been such a hit! They are comfy and stay in place, and get worn all the time.
Did you notice I was wearing leggings with 3 of the 4 dresses in this post? I’ve got at LEAST 12 versions of this pattern, and I wear them tons. I think the Espresso pattern is a stroke of genius – it only took me 8 min or so to connect-the-dots to get my own custom fit pattern. I’m short and round, and RTW leggings never fit right… but these are just perfect and don’t sag or shift through the day!
And there we have it!
It’s no surprise that my Top 6 are all sewn with knits, since comfy and bright is definitely my style. (Last year my hits were all knits too.) I feel like I should also give an honourable mention to the Jalie Raglan top, which I made at least 10 times… but no one shirt stands out as a favourite. Perhaps that what I like about TNTs though – they always turn out well, but every once in a while, you surprise yourself with a really winner!