For top sewing 5 of 2014 Gillian suggests 5 highlighting hits #sewingtop5.
Now this is harder than the misses, but here we go, 5 favorites of 2014.
I think my favorite make was the Floralex. It has a By Hand London Flora skirt with an Elisalex bodice. This was the perfect dancing dress! I wore it to a friends wedding, it was so twirly! It was also wonderfully cool being all cotton voile.
2. Fringed flapper frock
I like this dress because it’s fun. Based on the By Hand London Elisalex plus nearly 18 meters of fringing. It has yet to be tested on the dance floor, but I think it may work well, at least in a cool climate.
3. Vintage Butterick
These dresses were all made towards the end of year. I think I finally got the fit better and things like matching seams at the zips better. They are all also pretty well finished on the inside which makes them satisfying and comfortable to wear. I do like a frock, I find them fun to make and fun to wear.
4. Velvet maxi skirt
5. Black denim Laura pants
They don’t look terribly glamorous, but I’ve worn these heaps, a Tessuti pattern called Laura. Very comfortable, they go with everything, good for traveling and for work.
So here’s my favorite 5 of 2014. I think comfort, fit and finish are the things that make these hits for me. What makes something a favorite for you?
Happy holidays and happy sewing