2014

Made in 2014

2014 saw a definite shift in style and approach with a focus on draping, looser fits and modern styles. I’ve always thought my style was rather random but looking through these 2014 makes I guess I if I had to describe my style in three words I’d say: feminine, modern, casual.

JANUARY

Lolita Gunmetal

Lolita Gunmetal – sweet but a little bit sassy

Hats - the girls

Hats for all! Even the crazy children!

Sweet Shorts by Pattern Runway

Sweet Shorts by Pattern Runway

Vogue 1337 for Minerva Crafts

Vogue 1337

Drape Drape 2. Pattern No. 2, the one-piece side drape top

and so the Drape Drape binge began…

Drape Drape 2: Pattern No 4 Asymmetric Scoop neck shirt

Drape Drape 2, No. 4 – love this – it’s all sorts of slouchy sexy goodness.

FEBRUARY

Drape Drape 2: No.6 Three-piece deep cowl neck dress

Drape Drape 2: No.6 Three-piece deep cowl neck dress

MARCH

BY Hand London Flora Dress - wrap bodice version

By Hand London Flora. Note to self – holding up the front of a mullet skirt in no way helps the back from not getting wet…

BY Hand London Flora Dress - wrap bodice version

By Hand London Flora. Fabric from Tessuti. Back view – I moved the zip to the underarm so I didn’t have to break up that lovely print

Dixie DIY Summer Concert tee - the classic version

Dixie DIY Summer Concert tee – the classic version side/back view

Dixie DIY Summer Concert tee - the lace backed version

Dixie DIY Summer Concert tee – see there’s a little bit of lace…

Sewaholic Gabriola Maxi Skirt

I love this Sewaholic Gabriola Maxi Skirt

Drape Drape 3 No 12. Draped Wrap Dress

Drape Drape 3: No.12. A rather drastically sexy make – interesting but I am terrified to wear it!

APRIL

My first outing as a Mood Sewing Network blogger

Grainline Moss: My first outing as a Mood Sewing Network blogger

MAY

Hepworth Dress, pattern from Sinbad & Sailor

Hepworth Dress, pattern from Sinbad & Sailor

I love this picture - not because it's a great one of me - but that 'window' in the print looks like a peephole into my soul... or belly button LOL

The Sew Dolly Clackett dress that wasn’t. One of my all-time favourite makes!

No. 7 from Drape Drape 2 - Batwing dress. Sewn by Sew Busy Lizzy from rayon knit from The Fabric Store, Sydney

No. 7 from Drape Drape 2 – Batwing dress, back view

April Rhodes Staple Dress

April Rhodes Staple Dress from Pattern Parcel #3

JUNE

Bellatrix Blazer by Papercut Patterns, front view

Bellatrix Blazer by Papercut Patterns, front view

JULY

Simplicity 1424 in silk charmeuse

Simplicity 1424 in silk charmeuse from Mood Fabrics

Named Patterns: Jamie Jeans. Fail!

Named Patterns: Jamie Jeans. Checking out my own legs…

McCalls 6844 - back view

McCalls 6844 – back view

Truck Stop tee - I love this dorky picture - it's just happy.

Truck Stop tee – I love this dorky picture – it’s just happy.

Vogue 8780 - love this cardigan/jacket.

Vogue 8780 – love this cardigan/jacket.

AUGUST

Manhattan skirt, Capital Chic Patterns

Manhattan skirt, Capital Chic Patterns

New Look 6048 - back view

New Look 6048 – back view. A Mood Fabrics Make.

SEPTEMBER

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit - side view

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – side view

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit - front view

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – front view

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit - as a dress. Side view.

By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – as a dress. Taken earlier in the day while checking out rockpools with the kids.

Sunki dress front view

Sunki from Figgy Patterns. A Pattern Parcel make. She LOVES this dress!

Front view - the hem is hideous. I love this fabric but it was a b*&ch to sew.

Jersey Top from Casual Sweet Clothes

OCTOBER

Flared Pullover from Clean & Natural (Japanese sewing book)

Flared Pullover from Clean & Natural (Japanese sewing book). Sewn in a light embroidered cotton.

Papercut Saiph Tunic - front view

Papercut Saiph Tunic – front view. A new shape for me.

Burda 7056 with Saiph-inspired drop-waist and skirt modification.

Burda 7056 with Saiph-inspired drop-waist and skirt modification.

NOVEMBER

I can't help myself - I always push up my sleeves unless it is bitterly cold.

A Mood Fabric Make: Vanessa Pouzet Eagle jacket

McCalls 6696 - no amount of naval gazing will save this one with me.

McCalls 6696 – no amount of naval gazing will save this one with me.

No 2. from Drape Drape 2. Side view - with the drapes.

Drape Drape 2, No 2. One of my all-time favourite patterns.

Alder, view A - back view. I sense this will be worn A LOT this summer.

Alder, view A – back view. Another new favourite.

DECEMBER

Sewaholic Hollyburn with a white tank and a scarf

Sewaholic Hollyburn – a lovely pattern but not quite my style. Too long. Too serious.

Grainline Alder, view A. Side view

Grainline Alder, view A. Love this pattern, it’s not fancy but it’s oh so wearable.

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7 thoughts on “2014

  1. Fun to see all the accomplishments in a row, I’d say two misses and so many hit’s is not bad at all, congratulations on an entire year of sewing great projects, I’m hoping to do the same I’m just a begginer sewing and barely getting my feet wet (Just like you in the last pic, ha,ha) Happy Holidays!

    • You absolutely will. Just stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to experiment. My skill & style has changed dramatically in a few years – it’s been a rewarding journey. Good luck!

  2. Hello your sewing is totes amaze balls and I love your style I am an absolute beginner. Cant wait till the day when I have something to blog about and am up and running:)

  3. Hi, your sewing is so professional. How did you make 40 outfits in 1 year!!

    Like you, I have just returned to sewing. It’s been at least 25 years.

    Do you find you have to alter the fit of the pattern sometimes? I started sewing because shop clothes (tops) didn’t fit quite right. They also were either too long or too short. But now I have found the patterns are the same and need to be adjusted as well.

    I saw the drape drape top on TV (the Great British Sewoff) and fell in love with it.

    After seeing how many outfits you have made with the drape drape 2 patterns, I have just ordered it.

    They look fantastic on you. I am looking forward to reading you blogs more closely.

    Also, where you do get your fabric from? They’re amazing as well.

    Thankyou so much for this site.

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