So I get that it’s, like, the end of January, but I wrote this damn post a few weeks ago and didn’t realize I hadn’t hit the publish button!
And, this Top 5 is actually a Top 8, because when I originally wrote it, holiday decision fatigue was setting in and, well, if you’re reading this post this late in January, I don’t think you’re the type of person to mind that you’re getting 8 instead of 5, amirite? Which may also mean that you’d be happy to listen to our Clothes Making Mavens podcast roundup of 2018 as well. Hope you can check it out and subscribe.
I do have plenty of new makes to share with you soon but in the meantime, thanks for indulging me in a little better-late-than-never review!
First up: The Burda Cross-Over Top. I adore this design. I have made three so far, and would make a hundred more if other shiny new things didn’t keep popping up and distracting me.
I wear this McCall’s top quite a bit and really like the colour combination and diagonal seam lines. It’s an easy top to wear but has lots of style.
Bamboo-cotton fleece top! Soooooo comfy. Despite my complicated relationship with pink. I have since unpicked the collar and added lightweight stretch interfacing to it, so now the collar holds its shape and stands up as it should. A huge improvement.
A surprise favourite: The Willamette shirt in rayon. Didn’t think I liked this style of top but it turns out I do.
Boring, but probably worn more than anything else I made this year, because they filled a wardrobe gap and go with everything in my summer wardrobe. Flint shorts in navy blue cotton twill.
I made a bunch of Ogden camis this year but this one that I lengthened to a dress was the perfect summer dress. Secret pyjamas, lightweight, room for over-eating, and still put-together looking. And pockets!
More cozy happiness: black fleece and royal blue wool blend jersey top with a roomy fit and batwings. What more could a girl who came of age in the 80s want?
I don’t think I’ve even worn this ponte Sew Over It Heather Dress yet, but just LOOK at that COLOUR!
What this roundup confirms for me is that my top favourite colours to wear are blue, black, and pink. And that 2018 was a fun year of sewing!
Thanks for stopping by!