27 December 2013

My Favourite Posts of 2013

I hope you had a lovely Christmas if you celebrate it, or used the excuse to chillaxercise and eat lots of food even if you don't! As 2013 draws to a close, I'm taking some time to slow down and reflect on everything that has happened over the last 12 months. This blog has brought me some Big Things this year, which I'll write more about in another post, but for now I wanted to look back at what happened in 2013 on the blog itself and revisit some of my favourite posts...

I began the year by adding to the hugely popular Learn to Sew series with practical and encouraging posts for sewing novices, such as Marking & Cutting Fabric, How to Insert a Sleeve and How to Sew French Seams.

I released my Mathilde Blouse sewing pattern for instant download at the end of January, followed by the Miette skirt in early April, sharing detailed photo step-by-step instructions here and here. We also created some pattern hacks, including Katy's Mathilde dress and my Scallop Pocket Miette.

A Day in the Life offered us a sneaky peek into the everyday routines of inspirational people who have made a career out of stitching, including Deer & Doe, Mr X Stitch and The Village Haberdashery. Plenty more to come in 2014!

I made lots of stuff, including another Picnic Blanket Skirt, the Blue Swallows Dress and Not Too Mini Moss. My favourite make of the year was my Clergy Chic Jacket Moonrise Kingdom Jacket.

The Hints & Tips series became a thing, including Fabric Shopping Online, Sewing for Your Style and Five or Six Ways to Sew a Dart.

I got to talk slow fashion with Pharrell... sort of...

And last but not least, a little Christmas prezzie for you to end the year - a free pattern and instructions on How to Make a (fake) Fur Collar. Enjoy!

Thanks so much for reading the blog this year and for leaving such thoughtful/insightful/hilarious comments :) I hope you'll stick around next year too...