2014 roundup

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).

Top 5

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!

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Red Leopard Nettie posted in June.

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Memory dress posted in August

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Vogue 8902

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Coco double act, July

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I had two top knits for the year, which I am sneakily going to add in:

Hitofude cardigan

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Striped Danish

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Bottom 5

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.

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Knitwit 3600 – what was I thinking? A 1970s body shirt?

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My Dammit Janet dress. I have now pulled this apart and remade it but it is still not one of my favourite makes.

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The pink pants which I made twice and which still don’t appeal to me

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Bubbly silk top – such a waste of beautiful fabric. I have only worn this a couple of times.

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My biggest fail for the year, however, was not something sewn, it was:

The Dummy!

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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.

Fadanista

13 thoughts on “2014 roundup

  1. Happy new year to the Stoney family. I love reading your blogs I just have to get motivated. Enjoy Mag ‘s in the bush. Cheers Suzanne

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  2. I do enjoy these year-end roundups and this one is the most funny of all. I went back to read your January post about the dummy. I had my husband read it too and we had a good laugh because we also worked together on my mannequin a year ago. This was an epic experience but at last we were able to save my dummy (with my sister’s help) and now it is so useful. About your list, I can’t believe you don’t wear the pink linen pants and the silk bubbly top. Both look so laid-back and elegant. Of course, your hits are all awsome, but I do have a preference for the dvf wrap dress. Stunning.

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  3. I, too, enjoyed your “dummy” revisit since I missed it somehow when published. I just sat here by myself and giggled. That picture was hilarious. I have considered trying to make myself a “dummy” but I just knew somehow that yours was exactly how mine would turn out. The foam oozing out the cracks is priceless. I am laughing all over again. Tears in my eyes. Since you have such a great helper, please try it again and take good pictures for us. I enjoyed this so much. Happy New Year, love, and God Bless.

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  4. What a great sewing year you have had in 2014 Sue. I have enjoyed following your progress since I discovered your blog several months ago. Your productivity simply amazes me and I look forward to seeing what 2015 brings.

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