11 Dec 2012 No Comments
This year happened so fast. A lot of fabric was bought, some was ruined, a lot of sewing projects were planned, some were brought to life and also, quite a few blog posts have been written this year. And here are the top 10 most popular posts on the blog, in case you missed them (or you like them so much it’s a joy to be reminded of them ;)
Inspired by the drawings in the Japanese sewing book, this is my first hand drawn tutorial (as opposed to the photographed kind I usually publish on the blog). It apparently wasn’t as bad as I thought since it made this top 10, but my drawing sure needs improving!
This is part of a very cool collaboration this year with Sewbox.co.uk. We picked 3 different liberty fabrics and refashioned a tank top into a summer dress, a shirt into a girdle inspired dress, and a man’s shirt to a retro blouse.
I probably made around 5 dresses using this empire waist bodice. I love it and decided to share. I am planning on creating a how to for a dress made with this bodice next year. Maybe a little e-book? What do you think?
Another illustration experiment, this time with Google Draw. Fun stuff :)
I loved this challenge we did with Lizz from A Good Wardrobe. The idea was to create a clothing item starting from an idea of something that we would never wear. We decided on a maxi skirt and they both turned out pretty good. Check out Lizz’s comfy maxi.
This was actually an idea from the Ikea blog, a super breezy, super easy to make summer dress. A light cotton and a nice print is all you need for this dress.
This is a spring-summer tiny wardrobe I made for a super smart little girl called Nia. She is going to be a designer and a doctor, you know.
In case you have a Barbie loving kid around you.
This was a little monster to draft. After 4 lost hours making a crooked bodice because I mixed up lines and measurements, I decided I needed to make a step by step tutorial if anyone else was ever to use this. I intend to improve the written explanations on this one to make it easier to follow.
There is also a second post that shows you how to make the back piece of your bodice here: How to Draft A Fitting Back Bodice Block
My bodice turned out very fitted, with a rather vintage silhouette.
Who knew? This post was the great surprise of the year: I started writing a list of t-shirt hacks because I felt I missed out the great Threadless hack back in April and it turned out to be a subject very much on people’s mind.
If you have a tshirt hack of your own, either an idea or a post on your blog, send me a message or leave a comment below and I’ll add up to the list!
I’d love to read your top 10 best posts written in 2012!