Sunday, 22 December 2013
Top 5 of 2013 - Hits
I thought it would be hard to come up with my top five hits for Gillian's Top 5 of 2013 link up. I gave up blogging for most of the year but, of course, not blogging does not mean not creating! So here is my top 5 of 2013.
1. The Ikea Dress
So called because it is made out of an Ikea duvet cover found in a charity shop. A vintage 60's Butterick pattern was used.
2. Gingham Shorts
I made these for my daughter after she fell in love with a similar pair in a rather pricey catalogue! I had all the material already so my only other outlay was the price of the zip. I used a modern Burda pattern but self drafted the heart shaped pockets to recreate the look of the much coveted shorts.
3. Floral Skirt
This is a self drafted skirt pattern and the fabric is an old curtain found in a charity shop. The photo was taken on holiday and I feel I blend into our sun tent on the beach quite well!
4. Plaid Re-Fashion
I enjoyed sewing along with the Refashion Runway girls this year. My favourite refashion was turning a long plaid skirt into this dress. It's quite festive so it may well be what I wear on Christmas day!
5. Ruffle Cuff Socks
Finally, I couldn't let my top 5 go by without slipping in a bit of knitwear. These socks are designed by Ann Budd and are knitted up in Noro Silk Garden yarn. Cosy and just that little bit crazy!
So there you have it. These are a few of my favourite things!