Without further ado, let's get my Top 5 disasters out of the way:
1. Gingham Hillbilly Top
This wrap top was a poor fit on me because I didn't really understand how the pieces fitted together till I was sewing it. I still like the idea and might make it again though.
Astoundingly, epically, ugly. Banished from my wardrobe months ago. That colour! Those sleeves! Madness!
I never wear it, the fit is rubbish. Will probably charity shop it in the New Year when I'm reviewing my wardrobe.
I have rarely worn this blouse. I like the look of it but I don't like the feel of the manmade fabric too much. I'll try and get it back into wardrobe rotation next year - or charity shop it.
5. Attempts at Alma
No pictures for this one - you'll just have to imagine the 2 muslins that don't fit and the look of rage and frustration on my face.
(Interesting that all my failures are blouses - I will be reflecting on this in a future post)
Top 5 Successes
I only finished it last month but it's already in regular rotation and gets worn 2-3 times a week. The buttons never really stay closed properly but I don't mind too much.
Although this was technically a wearable muslin, it turned out to be a great sucess because the fabric (an old duvet cover) and pattern worked well together and I got some lovely comments about how well it suited me. I made the dress again because I was so happy with how it turned out and will likely make another in the future again. The fit and finish aren't quite as good as I'd like, but it doesn't affect how much I wear this.
A really easy and fun make, I wore this a lot in the summer.
This was the first skirt I made from a vintage pattern and it quickly became my go-to skirt pattern this year.
Another simple skirt that was frequently worn this year, a real success.
Just 'cos I'm a rule breaker - and I couldn't not include this cape. I love wearing it.
So that's my highs and lows of the year - I don't think any of my successes are particularly exciting but they are frequently worn, and that's what I was aiming for. I'll be back at the weekend with some reflections and goals for 2013,