Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 5 of 2013




Thanks to Gillian, the Top 5 of 2013 is popping up all over the sewing blogs. I have had so much fun reading others' top 5, that I just had to jump right in.

1.  My red Burda Pants - the pattern is such a hit and I think I have made it 5 times.  2 denim pairs, a red pair, a khaki pair and the red pair.  The pattern is Burda 7447

2.  My Missoni-Esque Maxi, the fabric probably puts this over the top.  The pop of aqua in the browns is wonderful

3.  This one is a two-for-one pattern Vogue 8884.  I made it for the spring in pink

 and the leopard coat in the fall.

4. A recent make, my Lola dress, this is just a feel-good dress.


5.  My transformed Simplicity 1886, using a RTW top as inspiration, this top is a real winner.




Then I have to include one more bonus, I just cannot leave out my Archer shirts, which I obviously can only wear with my sunglasses!



21 comments:

  1. You have had an amazing sewing year! Love your top 5 and jealous of all your wonderful Archers!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, it has been a great year and I am going to make more Archers!

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  2. I've enjoyed your Top 5 ... and everyone else's. I hope I have time tomorrow to put together one of my own. Who am I kidding ... I'm old and boring and not doing ANYTHING to ring in the new year. Hahaha.

    Love your sunglasses comment, as well as all the great Archers themselves.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie, I enjoyed your top 5 post, you have a way with the written word. I was home by 10 on NYE!

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  3. These are great makes - all of them. It seems like your output has really increased, and yet I believe you are busier now. love the Lola, the red pants and the Archers. g

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    1. Thanks, I have had a bit more time to sew, or making time to sew. The kids should be here till then end of January, then watch out. I will be sewing quite a bit as the house will feel empty!

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  4. What a fun year! The Missoni-esque maxi dress is my favorite-- it's absolutely amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, the Missoni-esque is my favorite maxi ever

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  5. I think my favorite is your leopard coat, I still hope to get one made. I also love your Burda pants, I've not yet sewn using a Burda pattern and have that on my 2014 list.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, it is a great coat and great fabric. You will like Burda patterns, I need to expand my collection.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your Top 5! You are a prolific sewer!! My favorites are your coats and S1886. I also enjoyed the variety of Archer shirts.

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    1. Thanks, Dharma, I seem to make coats or tops for most my garments.

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  7. You make the most beautiful things and the fit is always perfect! I'm not sure how you were able to narrow it down to just 5!

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    1. Thanks, Shar, I left off a couple of favorites!

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  8. Great top 5! Really love your V8884s.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I like the Vogue pattern.

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  9. What a fun five but then again, I enjoy all your projects. Your Vogue 8884 coats are the ones that most inspiring me for next year.

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    1. Thanks, Jane, have fun making your Vogue 8884

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  10. I *love* your red pants!!! Sew me a pair? ;)
    Thank you for all your comments on my blog--I enjoyed getting to "know" you this year!!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, I have made that pattern so many times and the red pants fit the best. I have enjoyed getting to know you, too.

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  11. Hi Lori! I found you from Ella's blog. Love your makeover! ( I'm doing one in April!) I am now following you - I haven't sewed for myself in awhile but maybe you'll inspire me. ;)
    Cecilia

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