A bunch of blogs I read have ’08 recap posts, so I decided that since I haven’t sewn anything to discuss, I’ll just copy their idea.
The good stuff:
This really turned out great (except the headband). It put the store bought ones to shame. And my favorite little person loved it!
Butterick 5242. Simple, but it works on my figure. And I love the fabric.
Vogue 1027. Love, love, love this dress! Comfortable, great looking, easy to make. Love it!
McCall’s 5390. This is the third one I’ve made. A great style, and I love Amy Butler fabric!
McCall’s 5700. The “Anarchy Dress.” The armholes are way too low, but after I fix it, it’s going to be one of my favorites.
McCall’s 5747. I love bright colors, can you tell?
Simplicity 3536. I was lukewarm about this pattern, but I had a yard of this leftover and this pattern required just that. I was pleasantly surprised and wear it all the time.
New Look 6802. And here’s the rest of the fabric! The gathering over the belly is great, because that’s where all my fat is!
Gorgeous Fabrics made a great decision to stock this fabric, because half the bloggers I read made something from this fabric!
Almost, But Not Quite
Butterick 4890. It looked great, but didn’t fit in the bust at all.
McCall’s 5752. Wrong fabric!!! (not stretchy enough) Someday I’ll learn.
Vogue 8489. It looks smokin’ hot, but I omitted the zipper but interfaced the contrast bands. This made it physically impossible to put on. I just need to get around to making it again.
Amy Butler’s Kimberly Bag. All that interfacing and padding was just too much for me to manage.
McCall’s 5631. Little House on the Prairie on acid.
McCall’s 2927. It’s just a mess. I can’t even keep track of the ways it sucked.
McCall’s 4868. Cute dress, but it was a UFO for so long it no longer fit by the time I finished it.