My #SewingTop5 Hits for 2019!

Welcome to the #SewingTop5 for 2019! After hosting it here for 7 years, I decided it was time to shift the series over to the Sewcialists. I’m blogging less than I used to (gone are the years where I did two posts a week religiously) and with what time and energy I have these days, I’m focusing on keeping Sewcialists rolling.

Usually I find it so hard to narrow down my top 5 hits… but since I did so little sewing and blogging in 2019 due to my concussion, this year is a little easier! My #SewcialistsMiniChallenge knit jumpsuit!

1. My #SewcialistsMiniChallenge Knit Jumpsuit

I love sewing under a time crunch, and I love how this jumpsuit turned out! It’s the Zadie pattern that was so popular this year, but of course I sewed it in a knit instead. I think the liverpool knit works really well in this pattern, and I always felt cute and put together when I wore it!

2. A Never-Blogged Dresses for a Family Wedding!

This summer my cousin got married in his partner’s home town of Cuenca, Spain. It was a fantastic family reunion, in the most scenic place! I sewed a dresses for myself and my sister to wear, and they both turned out better than whatever we could have bought in-store.

My dress is a maxi-fied Misty Cami , sewn in a rayon poplin. Its has a deep hem ruffle that swirls up to knee height on one side at the front. I didn’t manage to get a single picture that shows of the asymmetry, but I loved wearing it nonetheless! Here’s the picture I was inspired by, which is more clear.

Anne’s dress is a Charlie Caftan in a gorgeous double gauze-ish fabric that she bought online at Mood. The graphic print suits her beautifully, and the pattern was a pleasure to sew!

3. Burda Quilted Jacket

I never expected this to become a favourite project – I didn’t even know if I’d wear it out of the house! But turns out, I love it. I worn this a lot this fall, and just used the same Burda pattern to make a longer wool-blend jacket too. I think this project is proof that it’s good to get out of your comfort zone and try new things!

4. Style Maker Fabric Dress

I was sent this fabric for free in return for blogging in the Style Maker Fabric Fall Tour – and I just LOVE the print! It’s another rayon poplin, i think, which turns out to be the correct name for what I always thought of as “good quality challis”. Still drapey and fluid, but not a b*tch to sew! I used the Cielo dress pattern, which I’ve used 4 times now in different forms!

5. Jalie Rachel Dress

Finally, we are back to a knit project! This is my tester version of the Jalie Rachel Dress, and even before the final fitting adjustments it’s a stunning pattern. I was so happy to finally use this bold ITY print that has been in my stash too long. I felt like a million bucks every time I wore this dress! I’ve already got burgundy velvet ready to make a winter version.

Those are my Top 5 Hits! Surprisingly 3 of them are wovens, but predictably they are all multi-coloured prints on a dark background! I must remember that as I go fabric shopping in 2020.

Up next are my Top 5 Misses – and I have to say, it’s going to be harder to pick just 5!

11 thoughts on “My #SewingTop5 Hits for 2019!

  1. It is a little funny to hear that the Queen of Knits’ favorites were a majority of wovens this year! But they’re all lovely projects. And the dark background florals are definitely you.


  2. I really love all of these! But those last three — they’ve all jumped my queue and I really want to make them. They are so beautiful and look fabulous on you. I realize I also love a bright print on black.


  3. Gorgeous. I love all of these, and the models are beauties. 😉

    After reading your description of the asymmetry on your Cuerca wedding dress, I can totally see the ruffles and hemline interest at your side.


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