Friday, January 2, 2009

most worn of 2008

Here are my most worn pieces of 2008. These are not necessarily my favorite patterns, just the garments that I actually wore out my front door the most. It's not so useful sewing up a closet full of things you never put on, so my focus in the last year was really wearable things.

KnipMode 07-2008-18
I tracked down how to buy a copy of KnipMode magazine when I saw a line drawing of this shirt. I wear it with jeans to work all the time, and I've got material cut out to make up another version of it. I love the collar and the unique tie front.

BWOF 11-2007-118 Hoodie
Made in a marimekko cotton rib fabric. Sooo comfy. pattern review here
sweatshirt from BWOF

BWOF 06-2008-107 Blouse
Now my go-to button front blouse pattern. I think I have about 5 of this pattern now, and plans to make at least 2 more. It fits me perfectly, which is a small miracle. pattern review here

Simplicity 3867 Sew Stylish
I made this three times this summer, and I wore this version quite a bit. The fabric is from Fashionista Fabrics.

Self drafted flare skirt pattern
This version is in a black/white tweedy wool and lined in pink silk shantung, made last January. This pattern was just made by closing the darts on my skirt sloper, so it fits my sway back really nicely. It's one of the only wool skirts I really wear often.

And I'll offer an honorable mention to the Stitch Magazine pintuck skirt. I've worn it twice already, and I'm sure it's going to get more wear in the coming year.



Faye Lewis said...

Very nice tops and skirts! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Lindsay T said...

I love that tie blouse too. Hard to find good tie blouse patterns...

Rae said...

Oh I'm so loving this post! Is the fashionista fabric you used for the Simplicity top a rayon or georgette? It looks really flowy and soft. I'm going to have to try some of these patterns -- thanks for showing them off!

Anonymous said...

They all look really cute on you.
I love that new pintuck skirt.

kbenco said...

It is great to see your most wearable post. I am trying to sew lots of "most wearable" this year too, rather than being seduced by WOW garments

Antoinette said...

Love the KnipMode shirt! And the pintuck skirt looks like it could have come straight from the Stitch photo shoot. What a great sewing year!

Leslie said...

Where can I find a pattern for the knipmode shirt? That is so cute!!

Darling Petunia said...

I love the KnipMode shirt too. C'mon...details!

Just saw that you're another Wellesley grad. What year?

wendy said...

I sneakily hid the tie front blouse info over here: ;-) It's from the July 2008 issue of Knipmode, which you can buy online. Lots of great stuff in that issue!

I'm 1999- what year are you? Wow, more sewing alums!!

Darling Petunia said...

Duh, yes, I saw the blouse info right after I left the comment. I really hate tracing patterns from magazines, though, so I'm on the fence about buying it.

I'm 1985. I thought maybe you found my blog through the alumnae list. If you didn't, that's some coincidence!