The good---I made quite a few garments in '14 that I am very proud of and love wearing! I also made many wads that didn't even make it to the charity pile but rather went right into the good old dumpster. I hate it when I waste time and fabric on wadders but that's how I get better! Wadders are typically due to poor fabric choices based on the pattern or a pattern style that simply doesn't look good on me.
First let's look at my top favs!
1. Sewaholic Minuro jacket!
This is a great pattern and I love the water resistant fabric in gray and the colorful lining! The orange zipper was a must! I wear this coat every change I get! You may notice I added side seam pockets.
The lady skater--what a great and easy to sew pattern! I know the pink floral is bright and somewhat obnoxious, but I LOVE this dress!
The grainline Archer pattern. I made five tops last year out of this pattern. A winner! I just love this floral fabric and the peplum!
Jeans--Vogue 8774 which I made five times and plan on many more until I can perfect the fit! This is a great pattern and I love the theory denim I used for this pair.
This McCall's jacket--so very RTW with all the details! I wear this quite a bit! I love the contrast of the red against the army green.
My version of the Scout Woven Tee. I repurposed thrift store finds to make this one of a kind top. I just love it!
This Butterick jean jacket pattern is a favorite layering piece!
I made this BRIGHT yellow Robson Trench coat in about two days! I added a lining and I wear this as much as I can! It's a fun pattern to put together.
I discovered Tilly and the Button's Coco dress and just love both versions, but this one is my fav! I used an amazing fabric and I like the contrast I added at the sleeves and pocket bands.
Lastly, Vogue Tunic--I made this twice and I love tunics and this fabric so much! I received so many compliments when I wore it that I felt like a model or something! Yay!
We all have wadders--here are some that I actually blogged about!
I still love this fabric! Ugh! This was a Style Arc pattern. What was I thinking? It's awful!
This is a McCall's dress pattern that is pretty cute but I think my fabric choice made it a wadder. The front is fine but the back has issues at the neckline and the hem!
I don't even know what to say about this! The top is cute--just not on me! It is way to big and I feel like someone threw up all over me!
So, plans for 2015? I think I am going to narrow this down to five so the goals are more obtainable this year.
1. I dabbled in bra making but didn't really give it a fair shot. I need to work on that more, especially after all the patterns and supplies I purchased!
2. Continue working on fitting pants!
3. Perfect the FBA. I need one and have been delusional that I can get by without it.
4. Try more specialty fabrics such as leather, neoprene, silk, etc.
5. Finish my quilts from 2013!
Happy new year everyone!