Happy new year everyone! I’ve been a little slow doing this post – blame it on the bush!
I love reading everyone else’s roundups, so have to do one myself. I’ve gone with the 5 best and worst, but do like the way Carolyn does a retrospective of every month, so may do this next year.
When I started listing out my favourite and least favourite makes for 2014, I had many more than 5 in each category, so have whittled it down to these 10 (plus a couple of extras).
In no particular order, my favourite makes for 2014 are – drum roll here:
The Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress from the 1970s, posted in October, and of course, anything that goes with certain red soled shoes has to be ok!
Red Leopard Nettie posted in June.
Memory dress posted in August
Coco double act, July
I had two top knits for the year, which I am sneakily going to add in:
I chose my epic fails, although the list of candidates for this category was pretty long:
The White Russian for which I knitted the fabric. This was a pretty good idea, but it fell apart when I washed it and ended up in the bin. It also wasn’t very nice to wear – I felt that I was wearing a carpet. If I attempt this again I will choose the yarn much more carefully.
Knitwit 3600 – what was I thinking? A 1970s body shirt?
My Dammit Janet dress. I have now pulled this apart and remade it but it is still not one of my favourite makes.
The pink pants which I made twice and which still don’t appeal to me
Bubbly silk top – such a waste of beautiful fabric. I have only worn this a couple of times.
My biggest fail for the year, however, was not something sewn, it was:
So that was the year that was. I am hoping for a bit of slower, more thoughtful sewing in 2015, but it’s not really in my personality to take my time. Let’s see how I go.