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!
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!
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!
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!
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!