Top 17 Sewing Projects From My First 2 Years Of Sewing

Top 17 Sewing Projects From My First 2 Years Of Sewing

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😊

Dominique Skirt Tilly & The Buttons, Mind The Maker Fabric1. 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.

Pattern: Dominique Skirt From Tilly & The Buttons
Fabric: Line Flow Viscose From Mind The Maker

The Coat from The Avid Seamstress, vegan wool from Fabric Godmother 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.

Pattern: The Coat From The Avid Seamstress
Fabric: Vegan Wool From Fabric Godmother

Emma Dress Sew Over It London3. 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!

Pattern: Emma Dress From Sew Over It
Jersey Fabric From Sew Over It

London Dress from Selkie Patterns4. 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!

Pattern: London Dress From Selkie Patterns
Fabric: Jungle de Fleurs From Cousette

Eve Dress from Sew Over It London, fabric from Til The Sun Goes Down5. 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.

Pattern: Eve Dress From Sew Over It
Fabric: Edelflower From Til The Sun Goes Down

Ogden Cami from True Bias with Atelier Brunette Chestnut Fabric6. 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.

Pattern: Odgen Cami From True Bias
Fabric: Chestnut Crepe From Atelier Brunette

Lea Dress from Sew Over It London7. Lea Dress

Another favourite is this summer dress. Spinning around and seeing the skirt floating around is pure happiness.

Pattern: Lea Dress From Sew Over It
Fabric: Peach Perl From Higgs & Higgs

Lykke Blouse from Tessa Roosa with a McElroy fabric8. 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.

Pattern: Lykke Blouse From Tessa Rossa
Fabric: McElroy from Sew Me Sunshine

Grace Dress from Sew Over It London9. 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.

Pattern: Grace Dress From Sew Over It 
Fabric: Cotton Lawn From Sew Over It

Self drafted top10. 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.

Pattern: self-drafted
Fabric: Tissue Fabrics

Libby Shirt with Atelier Brunette Fabric11. 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 😉

Pattern: Libby Shirt From Sew Over It
Fabric: Moonstone From Atelier Brunette

#8635 From Simplicity with a John Kaldor Fabric12. Simplicity 8635

Love, love, love this dress. The moment when I discovered the loop turner which changed my sewing life forever.

Pattern: 8635 From Simplicity
Fabric: John Kaldor From Minerva Crafts

Fraser Sweatshirt From Sewaholic Patterns13. 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

#S8292 From Simplicity made with a Fabric from Sew Essential UK 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…

Pattern: 8292 From Simplicity
Fabric: Crepe Fabric From Sew Essential UK

Lottie Dress From Sew Over It London with Mind The Maker Fabric15. Lottie Dress

This is definitely a dress I’m wearing often – usually straight out of the washing machine and back on. Perfect for summer.

Pattern: Lottie Dress From Sew Over It
Fabric: Line Flow Viscose From Mind The Maker

For the last two handmade pieces, I can’t help but get a bit nostalgic…❤️

Cushion Cover Sew Over It London16. 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.

Ultimate Pyjamas Sew Over It London17. 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.

Pattern: Ultimate Pyjamas From Sew Over It

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.

I might make a swimsuit or one of these free patterns next…

Happy sewing,


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