Join me for the Top 5 of 2015!

It’s that time again: #sewingtop5!

Top 5 of 2015

Here’s how it works: 

Between now and the new year, post on your blog or IG feed about the following topics, and tag them #sewingtop5:

  • Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes)
  • Top 5 Misses (projects that didn’t work out or rarely got worn)
  • Top 5 Non-Sewing Highights (What did you do this year besides sew? These could be big or small accomplishments – anything from “run a marathon” to “get new glasses”!)
  • Top 5 Reflections (Looking back, what can you learn about yourself as a sewist?)
  • Top 5 Goals (What would you like to sew in 2016, or what skills/attitudes would you like to learn?)

As a teacher, I think it’s so important to look back, reflect, and take time to be proud of ourselves. As a nosy person, I’m also dying to know which garments became surprise favourites or languished unworn after your initial post!

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I started this series back in 2012 when I’d been blogging less than a year – and now about 100 sewists participate each year! These days, the blog world is pretty chock full of themes, challenges, photo hops, and so on, and every year I wonder if the Top 5 is too much on top of everything… but I love reading everyone else’s posts, so I keep it going!

How can I join in? 

Easy! Grab the graphic, and start blogging! If you prefer to use IG, please tag everything #sewingtop5 so we can find it. You can start anytime, and keep posting into the new year. I always thing it’s nice at this  busy time of year to be able to blog without needing to take any new pictures. Feel free to make it your own: some people like to combine several posts into one, or skip a topic that doesn’t inspire.

Once things get rolling I’ll do a post where you can leave a links to your posts if you are participating – it’s my favourite way to meet new blog-friends!

In the mean time, you might enjoy looking through some posts by  last year’s participants, or for a giggle, taking a look at my own Top 5 Hits posts from the last 3 years! 2012, 2013 and 2014. (My favourite part of looking at old posts is noticing who commented – pretty amazing to have 4-year long internet friendships! ❤ ) 

Are you in?  Will you post on your blog or IG this year? I like the permanence of a blog post, personally, but I know the ease of IG is tempting!

PS. I’m going to put the Better Pictures Project on hold this month while I do Top 5s, but I’ll pick it up again in January! 




57 thoughts on “Join me for the Top 5 of 2015!

  1. Such a brilliant initiative, my dear, and now a year-end tradition in the sewing community! I love to see the picks of my favorite bloggers – some are surprising. Although I don’t have a blog, I also like to look back to my own sewing year and take a moment for a little analysis.


    1. I”m always surprised what people pick as hits and misses! I find it so interesting. Glad I’m not the only one! 🙂


    1. I think the funnest part is being ale to go back and reread roundup posts and see how things have changed year to year!


  2. My goal list has been bugging me recently. I’ll get my excuses in early tho – I’m pregnant and fat so there didn’t seem much point making some things in my list. Will be joining in though as it was a fun exercise to reflect.


    1. Girl, we ALL deserve nice clothes and the fun of sewing! That said if your old goals are fitting your new baby-centric point in life, toss ’em out and set new goals! 🙂


  3. I think I may do this this year to show off all the stuff I made and didn’t blog. Just simple pictures, possibly just pulled off instagram or my phone. Get myself warmed up for Jungle January.


  4. I’m in! I just finished writing up my list – it was great to go back and see what I could learn from my hits and misses, especially the misses!


  5. I think I’m going to give this a try! I’ve had a very productive sewing year and I’d like to go back and revisit what I’ve made (and see what I can learn from it).


    1. Awesome! I always love looking back through old posts and realising just how much I’ve made! (and remembering the things that weren’t great as well as the winners!)

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  6. I think I’m going to join in this year! Some of the things I made are on IG and some are on my blog (I’m terrible at blogging) but it would be great to evaluate my year and look to 2016. Love this!


  7. I’m a little late in finding this, but please sign me up! I think a recap of this past year would be interesting to see and I’ve been thinking about goals for 2016 so this works out perfectly. Thank you!


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