Frivolous At Last - Linden Sweatshirt / Toaster Sweater

Sewing Top 5 Hits: the post I never hit “publish” on

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.

Frivolous at Last - Burda Wrap Blouse 04/2014 and Love Notions Sybil Illusion pencil skirt

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.

Frivolous at Last - McCall's 7538

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.

Frivolous At Last - Linden Sweatshirt / Toaster Sweater

A surprise favourite: The Willamette shirt in rayon. Didn’t think I liked this style of top but it turns out I do.

Frivolous at Last - Willamette Shirt by Hey June

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.

Frivolous At Last - Megan Nielsen Flint Shorts

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!

Frivolous at Last - Ogden Dress

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!

Frivolous at Last - Sew Over It Heather Dress

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!

— Lori

7 thoughts on “Sewing Top 5 Hits: the post I never hit “publish” on

  1. Love these! I’ve got to try the McCall’s top. It’s absolutely my style. Thanks for your post! Your blog is one of my favorite blogs to read!

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