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.
Lolita Gunmetal – sweet but a little bit sassy
Hats for all! Even the crazy children!
Sweet Shorts by Pattern Runway
and so the Drape Drape binge began…
Drape Drape 2, No. 4 – love this – it’s all sorts of slouchy sexy goodness.
Drape Drape 2: No.6 Three-piece deep cowl neck dress
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. 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 side/back view
Dixie DIY Summer Concert tee – see there’s a little bit of lace…
I love this Sewaholic Gabriola Maxi Skirt
Drape Drape 3: No.12. A rather drastically sexy make – interesting but I am terrified to wear it!
Grainline Moss: My first outing as a Mood Sewing Network blogger
Hepworth Dress, pattern from Sinbad & Sailor
The Sew Dolly Clackett dress that wasn’t. One of my all-time favourite makes!
No. 7 from Drape Drape 2 – Batwing dress, back view
April Rhodes Staple Dress from Pattern Parcel #3
Bellatrix Blazer by Papercut Patterns, front view
Simplicity 1424 in silk charmeuse from Mood Fabrics
Named Patterns: Jamie Jeans. Checking out my own legs…
McCalls 6844 – back view
Truck Stop tee – I love this dorky picture – it’s just happy.
Vogue 8780 – love this cardigan/jacket.
Manhattan skirt, Capital Chic Patterns
New Look 6048 – back view. A Mood Fabrics Make.
By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – side view
By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – front view
By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit – as a dress. Taken earlier in the day while checking out rockpools with the kids.
Sunki from Figgy Patterns. A Pattern Parcel make. She LOVES this dress!
Jersey Top from Casual Sweet Clothes
Flared Pullover from Clean & Natural (Japanese sewing book). Sewn in a light embroidered cotton.
Papercut Saiph Tunic – front view. A new shape for me.
Burda 7056 with Saiph-inspired drop-waist and skirt modification.
A Mood Fabric Make: Vanessa Pouzet Eagle jacket
McCalls 6696 – no amount of naval gazing will save this one with me.
Drape Drape 2, No 2. One of my all-time favourite patterns.
Alder, view A – back view. Another new favourite.
Sewaholic Hollyburn – a lovely pattern but not quite my style. Too long. Too serious.
Grainline Alder, view A. Love this pattern, it’s not fancy but it’s oh so wearable.
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!
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:)
You will get there is no time, I think the best thing is to fear nothing & try everything. Good luck!
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.
it’s a very beautiful dressing ! j’adore