Yup, this is that end of year blog post. Not a hits and misses as I find I have more hits nowadays than when I first started sewing. However when I looked back at my posts for 2014 I could see there was a number of themes I seemed to follow.
The main one for the year was active wear. I made plenty of it and I use it too.
A strong theme for my sewing (in general) is that when I find a pattern I like I make it more than once. That is certainly the case for the gym tops - 3 Fehr trade XYT tops.
From the pants I made I will definitely be making the Jalie swimshort again - as swim shorts and probably as gym pants too.
Another theme for the year was dresses. I made more than I had realised.
In this lot the centre bottom picture is a repeat of a pattern made before New Look 6097.
There is one more dress not blogged about but it is a house dress made for the hottest days.
My favorite out of these would be the Named Kielo Wrap dress. (first photo in top row)
The most worn is the Burdastyle (06/2013-117) linen dress (last photo in bottom row). It still wrinkles terribly but has proven to be an invaluable dress to have in the wardrobe while we keep having such unusually hot summer days.
This is one theme I plan to continue next year. Kelley (the Simple Sewist) has suggested a theme of a frock a month and I plan to join in.
My other theme was basics..
I made the two merino cardigans as well. The teal was one a big favorite this year - Jalie 3248.
On a crafting note, I found my favorite kind of knitting was anything that doesn't require fitting...
And once again the same pattern twice - the willow cowl.
The other theme I noticed is that I don't sew from the Big 4 companies much anymore. The only ones this year is the New Look dress (I assume it is counted as Big 4 as they seem to be part of the Simplicity group?) and Kwik Sew (Big 4 now??)
Other than that it was all Ottobre, Burdastyle, Jalie and indy patterns. That is a theme that will continue too.
Now to keep the theme of repeating patterns going I have made a second top from the Dolores Batwing pattern. My last make of 2014.
Kittens, I wish all the best for your 2015 sewing and crafting. Ciao!