I had grand plans of presenting you with a whole lot of pie charts, but time has got away, so how about we settle for my top five makes for 2015 in the order they were sewn.
ONE: Since I’ve sewn 10+ Aeolian Tee Shirt Dresses this year, I’m cheating here a little and listing my favourite three as my first entry…
Little red dress with a big personality: I love this dress on so many levels… the style, the colour and last but not least, the comfort factor. I always feel great when I wear this dress. What more could you ask? The fabric was purchased on a Stitching Up Paris tour in 2014. So many happy memories. Do you buy fabric on holidays for souvenirs?
Peanut butter & honey: In the warmer weather, this cotton voile version of the Aeolian (notice we are on a first name basis now?) gets worn heaps. And those beads… another wardrobe workhorse that hilariously I’m wearing with my favourite three Aeolians!
Colour blocked seer sucker delight: I love the texture of seersucker and the structure it gives this top. The colour blocking was fun to plan and sew. This is another top that gets lots of wear and loads of compliments.
THREE: Celebrating Japanese Sewing Week in sulphur: My love of Japanese patterns runs deeps and this top, yes… another raglan, makes me smile every time I see it. The colour and quality of this Merchant and Mills linen just make my heart sing.
FOUR: Lucent Visor: I’ve made two Lucent Visors (my second one will be blogged soon… there was a sneak peek on Instagram) this year and I have to say each time I finished a visor I felt like a sewing rock star. I never thought my sewing would extend to hats… and it makes me wonder what projects I might tackle this year!
FIVE: A thank-you tote: I’m super proud of mixing my sewing and leather work skills to create this self-drafted tote bag. The Nani Iro lining was really just the icing on the cake.
Blogless Anna had a domain change and an overhaul in the last quarter of the year and a big thank you to Simon for his technical know-how and Sonia for her graphic design expertise. I still feel all grown up every time I look at the site!
And while I’m on the thank yous, a very big shout out to my dear friend Sharon for her photography and styling expertise. It really adds another fun dimension to the sewing, and at times, allows me to be a tourist in my own town.
And to you my readers, who I feel very connected to… Thanks for stopping by, browsing and taking the time to comment. I enjoy reading and responding to all your lovely comments. Instagram is a super fun place to hang out too, but my blog still has a special place in my heart.
Happy New Year to all. Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come….