I have been sewing for 2 years now and my wardrobe is filling up with handmade garments the longer the more❤️
This is why I decided to use the occasion of my second sewing anniversary, to share my favourite makes with all of you. Here are my top 17😊
1. Dominique Skirt
I absolutely love this skirt! It’s an easy and quick sewing project, great for beginners, and the skirt is so comfy to wear.
2. The Coat
This is the first coat I’ve made so far but definitely not the last one. I drafted a belt myself to go with the coat to add a bit more shape.
3. Emma Dress
The Emma Dress was my first successful project with a stretchy knit fabric. The invisible zip is not perfect but I love the dress so much!
4. London Dress
This is definitely my go-to dress this summer and I’m so happy with the combination of fabric and pattern! So floaty and comfy to wear. Heaven!
5. Eve Dress
I have made this dress to go to the wedding of a friend last summer but also wear it for a nice day out in London.
6. Ogden Cami
This cami top is such a wardrobe staple to have and I’m just working on another one to use up some fabric leftovers.
7. Lea Dress
Another favourite is this summer dress. Spinning around and seeing the skirt floating around is pure happiness.
8. Lykke Blouse
Balloon sleeves and a heart printed fabric – it can’t get any better than this, right? Love wearing this blouse with the contrasting blue bias tape.
9. Grace Dress
One of the very first dresses I’ve made and definitely a long time favourite! Great for beginners if you choose an easy (cotton) fabric.
10. Self-Drafted Top
When things go wrong…this was supposed to be a polo shirt. Things didn’t go according to plan but I got this self-drafted top out if it.
Fabric: Tissue Fabrics
11. Libby Shirt
I didn’t know what I’m getting myself into when making this garment and underestimated the collar. All turned out well though 😉
12. Simplicity 8635
Love, love, love this dress. The moment when I discovered the loop turner which changed my sewing life forever.
13. Fraser Sweatshirt
I made this Fraser Sweatshirt in 3 colour combinations as Christmas presents last year. Still wearing my one in green/grey.
Pattern: Fraser Sweatshirt from Sewaholic
Fabrics: Various from My Fabrics
14. Simplicity 8292
I simply couldn’t resist those sleeves. For a special occasion such as a wedding, I think version A would make a stunning dress…
15. Lottie Dress
This is definitely a dress I’m wearing often – usually straight out of the washing machine and back on. Perfect for summer.
For the last two handmade pieces, I can’t help but get a bit nostalgic…❤️
16. Cushion Cover
This is how it all began…I made my first stitches when sewing this very cushion cover in an intro to sewing class from Sew Over It in June 2018.
I matched the colours of the fabric to fit our sofa and it’s still in use nowadays.
17. PJ’s – First Garment Sewing Project
Based on the cushion cover success, I continued with an intro to dressmaking class. These pyjama shorts were the result and are still part of my wardrobe.
Hope my makes inspire you to get started or continue your sewing journey.
I have learned so much in the past 2 years but I’m also very excited about everything that still lies ahead. There is so much still to learn when it comes to sewing tools, fabric types, techniques etc. and I can’t wait to continue my journey.
Sewing gave me a new appreciation for every single piece of clothing in my wardrobe and helps me to relax and switch off from a busy work week. Also, the creative process and being able to make something with my own hands makes me so happy.