Top 5 of 2013

Happy New Year!

I was going to do my normal yearly review, but this year decided to join Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow on posting my Top 5 for 2013 that is appearing on so many other blogs.

I’m going to start with my Hits & Misses


1.  Burda 11/2008/123

My Trench Coat,  I love it and it has proved very useful, keeping that chilly wind at bay and even keeping me dry during the horrendous down pour we got caught in on 16 November.  This was a major project for me this year and I would hate to say how many hours this took but I am so glad I took my time and made a coat that will last me for many years.

2.  Vogue 7975

The Chanel Inspired Jacket, another garment I am in love with and can see it working so well in my wardrobe.  This was the 2nd major project that I took on this year and again I can’t say how many hours it took as there was a long break between starting this and the finish, however the process was very enjoyable and I love the feel of this jacket on.

3.  Vogue 8815

I absolutely love this blouse and need to make some with sleeves as it gets worn constantly in summer with navy and brown but I don’t like the look with a cardigan or jacket for the cooler months so sleeves are necessary.

4.  Vogue 1247

I have made 2 skirts from this pattern, the brown denim and burnt orange linen and they both get worn frequently and I love those pockets!  The navy and white spot top is also one that I reach for constantly which has surprised me as this is quite a different style of top for me.

5.  Self Drafted Skirt

All four skirts are based on my Self Drafted TNT Skirt pattern, the first is the Suede Skirt which works well for both work and evening; next is the Ribbon skirt which was a lot of fun to make and has been worn out to the Sydney Theatre a couple of times;  now my forest green denim style skirt is another skirt that gets worn a lot casually and finally my Tweed skirt that matches my Chanel inspired jacket.


Burda 02/2013/126

I have been very lucky and only really count this one as a miss and you know why!  I do plan on getting this style to work so all is not lost.

10 thoughts on “Top 5 of 2013

  1. that's an awesome set of hits. I think I have that Vogue skirt pattern, and I've seen so many great versions of it made up that I'm really tempted to track it down and try it. Both of yours look so wearable!


  2. Love your hits!! You have developed a really great style that suits you so well and shines through when you see these all together. Plus a couple of really demanding pieces too, that are classics and you'll probably still be enjoying in 2020 🙂 Happy new year!


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