2011 Top 5

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I've gone back and forth with the idea of doing a 2011 wrap up post, mostly because I'm lazy, so I decided instead of going back through everything I've made this year I would give you my top 5 favorite makes (in no particular order)... 


Since I started sewing in 2009, I would say this has been my most productive year and a lot of it has to do with starting this blog in February. Not only has the amount of garments I've made grown significantly, but the quality of them has as well. Also, I find myself wearing them on an almost daily basis. It was interesting the first time I woke up and put on a dress I made, not because I wanted to wear something that I made, but because I just wanted to wear a cute dress. The moment handmade clothes move from "something I made" to "something I just like to wear" in your brain is pretty cool...

This blog has been such an awesome outlet for me in the last year. As I mentioned above, it's certainly upped my productivity, but it's also such a great place for support. All of my readers are so kind and encouraging in my sewing forays and it's really special to me to be part of a community of people who love the same thing and who support each other in our collective hobby. A few months ago I was gabbing to my sister about some fellow sewing bloggers and projects they'd posted and she said "I'm so glad you've found this group of people to do this with." I'm so glad I've found you too!

I know 2012 is going to be amazing for all of us. I've decided to commit more time and effort to this blog and really make sewing a bigger priority in the next year. I hope to re-vamp the blog, start some weekly series, work on my photography, work on busting my stash and hopefully get to know more of you! Here's to a great next year!

XOXO

FNA

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Melizza
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December 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM delete

Your top 5 are gorgeous choices. The 'My Fair Lady Dress' sticks out for me the most. I think it may have been one of the first posts of yours that I read and knew that I'd like your makes.

Here's to a great sewing new year!

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T. Sedai
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December 30, 2011 at 5:30 PM delete

Love your top picks! I think my favorite is the cocktail dress - love the bright color. Can't wait to see what is up next year!

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Heather
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December 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM delete

Your cocktail dress is what inspired my Christmas dress! Different pattern, of course, but I nearly chose the Cynthia Rowley pattern you made instead of the other one. :)

Lovely job with all your garments. I know what you mean about the quality and quantity of me-made garments increasing with a sewing blog. I half want to finish things just so I can share them with my readers!

Oh, I just realized that I made up that same trench dress pattern! I love it in plaid!
http://sewingonpins.blogspot.com/2011/03/finished-object-mariana-trench-dress.html

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December 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM delete

You and many others are the reason I have recently started my own sewing blog. I love seeing what other people sew and wear.

I didn't use a blog to get me to wear my me-made clothes because I was wearing them anyway - so I've used that to give me a blog :)

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Meg the Grand
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January 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM delete

Love your top choices!! These are all fabulous on you and I cannot wait to see what your favorites for 2012 are! XO!

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Suzie
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January 3, 2012 at 5:53 AM delete

Really love your top 5 makes, especially the cocktail dress - it's gorgeous on you!
Wishing you all the best for 2012!!!!

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