Have you seen the Top 5 of 2012 series being hosted by Gillian over at Crafting a Rainbow? (Which, by the way, is a fabulous title for a blog, I reckon.) Basically, it’s a time to reflect on the past year of creating, and look at the year ahead.
So, here goes – my first Top 5 of 2012 post – my favourite creations.
The one I’m most proud of – the All Buttoned Up dress
Made from a 1940’s pattern, I did my first fully hand-stitched hem, and fabric-covered buttons. Those details make me smile whenever I look at it, and when it fits me (hopefully it will again in a couple of months!) it’s on high rotation in my wardrobe.
The most-worn-during-pregnancy one – the Generations dress
Turns out these 1970’s shift-dress styles are super-comfy when pregnant! Along with the Bookworm dress (made from the same pattern), this was worn heaps during my pregnancy.
The classic basics one – the Powder Room PJs
Made during the Pajama Party sew-along, hosted by Karen of Did You Make That, I love these PJs. I made two pairs this year, these and the Turkey Pajamas, and they’re my two favourite pairs of PJs. (Note to self: must make more….)
The unexpected favourite – the Braveheart dress
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to like this dress all that much. It’s not my usual style, fabric, or colour. (I made it as an early-days-of-pregnancy dress, before we told everyone we were expecting, but most of my fitted-waist dresses were already too tight!) But you know what? Turns out I love it! Everything about it, and until I got too round for it, it was on high rotation in my wardrobe as well.
The end-of-year favourite – the Gingham-To-Go shirt
I faced another wardrobe challenge after the little boy arrived, and I had to figure out what I could wear that a) provided easy access to certain areas, b) actually fitted at the moment, c) I liked to wear, and d) would hopefully be wearable as my body changes size. The Gingham-To-Go shirt was the first garment I made that met all those criteria! I wear it at least once a week, and you’re likely to see this pattern cropping up again very soon.
So there we have it – my top 5 creations for 2012. Quite a mix, since they run the gamut of my “normal” size, pregnancy garb, and breastfeeding-friendly styles! The funny thing is, if I hadn’t had a baby this year half of these garments wouldn’t even have been made, and yet here they are, in the top 5. Life’s funny sometimes. 🙂