Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Wrap Up! My 5 Favorites

I love year-end wrap ups! I didn't sew as much this year as I did last year, but I did go way outside my usual sewing zone which feels pretty productive. My favorites:
I have a lot of love for the Deer&Doe Pavot jacket with the triangular buttonholes.  I highly recommend the pattern.  It's a great spring coat. 
McCalls 6506 was my first ever make from a Big-4 pattern (I'm not kidding) and it turned out really well.  My fabric choice ended up feeling a little dressier than I was going for initially, so I'll probably revisit this pattern next summer in a more casual fabric. 
I've made the Sewaholic Granville three times now, so it definitely makes the cut for favorites.  This was my first

I ventured into the world of Spandex with the Closet Case Files Bombshell swimsuit and I have to admit it wasn't all that bad. 
I only have one Sewaholic Oakridge but I love wearing it.  Such a happy print!

Overall I'm pleased with the work I produced.  I participated in the Goodbye Valentino RTW fast for two years and that had a very positive impact on my sewing skills.  A big bright world opens up when the focus shifts to making instead of buying. 


  1. Your garments are super!! I always like seeing what you create!

  2. I love all of these! The McCalls is my favorite of all!