Anyway, my favorite number is 7. So I will list my 7 most worn garments of 2013 and 7 duds or "FAILS". There are couple of things in my most worn that aren't necessarily in my top faves...but I get good mileage from them which is important. My duds are duds for whatever reason; poor fit, poor fabric choice or just plain 'meh'.
I started sewing in January (1 year sewing anniversary post to come next month!) so I don't have anything to compare to for number of garments sewn or fabric in/out. I bought a helluva lot of fabric and over 250 patterns. I bought a gazillion skillion notions. I now own 24 yards of fusible interfacing (doh!).
In 2013 I sewed 94 things. Oh My Gosh!!!!
- 16 kid things
- 10 non garments (including my son's blanket to be blogged on 12/26!)
- 3 garments for my daughter (including her Christmas gift to be blogged on 12/26!)
- 65 garments for me
- 36 tops
- 7 dresses
- 6 skirts
- 7 pants
- 1 shorts
- 5 jackets/cardigans
- 1 other (jumpsuit)
Some are still awaiting finishing (oops). Some are destined to be UFO's forever...
My top 7 self-made garments of 2013:
Both NL 6108
Yes, my KS yoga pants already get a top mention!! They are awesome!
Honorable mention my S2054 dress/tunic. Love that dang thing!
My 2013 "fails"
NL 6025 - it's just too wide at the neck. I tried everything and short of removing the neckband and taking some pleats...I don't know about it. Though I liked it how I styled it below...I'm not sure if I want to work at it anymore...
M6604 - It just never got out the gate. It is 100% cotton though, maybe I'll revisit it in the summer.
M6752 - biggest disappointment. This pattern has been made SO many times and looks SO good on virtually everyone BUT me!
S1806 - the crazy top. They tell you to use something like a voile but really this would work better in a floaty fabric or maybe a thin ITY-esque knit.
S1783 - I shall not belabor the point on the poor brown skirt (Mom, I don't like that! Ugh! She has no filter)
M6084 - BLAH. MEH. GAH!!!! This "one hour pattern" was a wasted Saturday morning. Ugh!
There's a little more sewing going on before year end...Ooh, I should aim for 100 things sewn! :-) Err...cowls, pajamas, etc count!
Have a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays to those that celebrate other things and Happy Extra Day(s) Off Work to those who don't celebrate any of 'em! :-)
January 1 I'll post my "sewlutions" for 2014. Yippee!!