Top 5 Hits 2014

Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I could easily have compiled a separate, top 5 skirts hits alone, but I’ve tried to add a little more variety in here than that. It’s not (always) all about the skirts πŸ˜‰

First up had to be my Galloping Horses dress. This was probably the first dress I made that felt totally me and was pretty, well made. I’ve worn it lots and still feel very proud of it.


Next up up had to be the MeganΒ (Love At First Stitch, Tilly and the Buttons) that fitted! I felt like I’d truly mastered knits by this pattern. It’s super comfy and can be worn both casually and more dressed up, so versatile too.

Thirdly, the best thing that came out of my stash-diet: my tweed top. Another item that really does get worn lots and doesn’t feel home-made at all (I’m wondering if I’ll stop feeling like this at some point, I guess when my skills finally catch up to my enthusiasm).


Well, I managed three before a skirt got a look in πŸ˜‰ Not too bad for me! Fourthly, it had to be my navy blue, linen GingerΒ (Colette patterns),Β possibly my favourite me-make ever πŸ™‚


My surprise hit of the year had to be my 70s ClemenceΒ (Love At First Stitch, Tilly and the Buttons). I think it was feeling guilty for causing me such pain to make, but it’s been worn lots and lots. It’s easy to wear in both Summer and Winter, so maybe that’s why it’s become such a favourite. And it even gets compliments! Now, I never imagined that would happen :-). Lastly (and yes, I can count ), I’ve snook in my black, linen DelphineΒ (Love At First Stitch, Tilly and the Buttons).Β This is the most magically slimming skirt ever (high, narrow waist combined with the colour black?), I’ve been asked many times whilst wearing it if I’ve lost weight, which of course never fails to make me smile. Although anyone of a similar height and build would know it’s pretty easy to ‘look’ like I’ve gone up or down a size, depending on how high my heels are and what I’m wearing, pretty much overnight…

I loved that my hits list took more deliberation than my misses! I must be getting somewhere. Or maybe the misses are more firmly ‘burnt’ in my mind…

Thanks again to Gillian of for hosting πŸ™‚



16 thoughts on “Top 5 Hits 2014

  1. I love all of these! I don’t think I could choose one favourite from the look of them. Well done, you’ve done amazingly! Now need to see your misses post that I missed (ha!)

      • Haha, it didn’t turn out too badly though…. well, you can’t get it on and off very easily but it could have been worse!!
        Life’s a bit hectic at the moment, I’ve just found some time to write about my sewing santa parcel now, but hopefully I will join in with this hits and misses thing too if I get a chance!! πŸ™‚

    • And you! My fitting has definitely got better with each make, but I still drop the occasional clanger… I’m determined to only make things that I actually wear next year, and not get distracted by too many pretty dresses…We’ll see how that goes πŸ˜‰

  2. I’ve loved the Megan dress from the first time it appeared in my feed. It’s a great fit and fabric, I think though that the Clemence skirt might be my favourite it’s a great print. Well done for all the makes you have some really cool outfits! Happy New Year! xx

  3. I think the Megan dress is my favourite as it skims the figure without being too clingy. I prefer dresses as I am short too (5’2″) and they don’t cut me in half like skirts tend to:)

    • 5 foot 2 and an important 1/2″ this end too πŸ™‚
      I’m partial to both skirts and dresses, but just love making skirts. I’m bracing myself for tackling trousers in the new year though… Petrified if I’m honest!

  4. These all look fab! And definitely not looking homemade, so i think that should be your NY resolution… say ‘handmade’ now instead…….sounds so much better! πŸ’

  5. An inspiring collection, and I love the Clemence skirt particularly – such an amazing print! Trousers are on my ‘intention’ list for 2015 .. may we both have the sewing angels on our side! πŸ™‚

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