I have been a slack blogger! Never mind I have had good reason. My sewing room has been out of action since the New Year while it has been emptied, cleaned, painted and then re-organised, re-arranged and now I have a lovely, shiny, bright sewing studio!
The other wall I haven't shown is a wardrobe with mirror doors. It is better organised than it was, but still needs a little TLC.
So what about 2013? I am pretty happy with most things I made. Some things have been moved on (the green hi-lo dress, but I do love the navy one). I had one top that I loved, shrink on me - a wool jersey ottobre top. I am used to merino jersey which is obviously a lot more hardy than wool jersey. It was a shame as I really liked it. Apart from that everything is still in the wardrobe and I pretty much love them all, some I wear more than others, but I couldn't pick a top 5.
I have also enjoyed sewing with the Tessuti patterns and have made a few Suzy pants and one Chloe pant which have not been blogged about. These were worn before Christmas but I didn't manage any photos as it was such a hectic time. Since then we have had a heat wave and I haven't been inclined to wear pants even for a photo! I hope to still show you these as I do love the patterns, particulary the Suzy pant.
The first garment for 2014 is a muslin of the Fehrtrade XYT top to wear to the gym. I am loving the top even though I did not have success with the built in bra. I plan to get some supplex and make some 'real' versions of this top and will show you more then... This is the back of the trial to show you the lovely details...
Well I may not be doing a lot of clothes sewing for the next while as I had a shocker of a year last year and managed to stack some extra kilos on. I am hoping these new tops will help me with my goal of picking up my exercise plan and getting back to 'normal'. If I don't I will have to seriously start sewing to get more clothes that fit me!
Ciao kittens! I wish you all the best for your 2014 sewing and look forward to sharing more of my sewing and crafting with you this year!