2011’s inspirational makes

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It’s that time of year folks!

Time for the year in review posts – the highs, the lows and the things you’ll do better next year. 2011 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? I wanted to do something a little bit different for my end-of-year post…

I want to hear about the makes which have inspired your stitching in 2011!

My RSS feed is jam packed with some amazing sewing bloggers from all corners of the world and I’m sure the same can be said of you guys! These are the crafters who inspire me to stitch, knit and take embarassing photos of the results.

Have you seen a creation this year which has just taken your breath away? Maybe you’ve retweeted the blog post in awe or added it to your inspiration folder – if you have, I would love to hear about it.

Or perhaps you’ve made something this year which you’re pretty damn proud of. I want to know all about the blood, sweat and seam ripping which went into your best make of 2011.

Send me the link to the blogpost documenting the make and tell me why it’s one of your top makes. Then, on Friday 30 December I’ll post a selection of them on the blog where you can bask in their glory!

You can get in touch with me via all the usual avenues, whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, e-mail or by commenting below!

Can’t wait to see the inspirational makes!

8 thoughts on “2011’s inspirational makes

  1. adri h. says:

    My top make is definitely the Bombshell Dress I finished using Craftsy’s Sew Retro course… It’s an evening dress w/a structured bodice, lots of couture techniques and an overall sewing adventure. It was a friend of mine who convinced me to do a sew-along with her that got me back into hard-core sewing!
    part 1:
    http://adriprints.blogspot.com/2011/12/bombshell-dress-part-1.html
    part 2:
    http://adriprints.blogspot.com/2011/12/bombshell-dress-part-2-dress.html

  2. Minnado says:

    I was inspired by Ali’s use of exsting jeans and a jacket to create her own pattern pieces and wardrobe staples. http://wardrobereimagined.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-dont-own-me-j-crew-occupy-blazer.html and here: http://wardrobereimagined.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-dont-own-me-gap-recreating-my.html She also is sewing with lots of thrifted fabrics.
    A continual inspiration for me is Zoe at http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/ I love her style and eye for design in her makes and refashions.
    And finally I give myself a pat on the back for making and refashioning my maternity clothes this autumn! It has meant I have busted out a lot of stash fabric and I have learnt that it is a myth that you have to buy maternity clothes, and need to spend lots of money. http://minnado.blogspot.com/2011/12/fesa-maternity-round-up.html
    Happy new year!

  3. Charlotte Tilley says:

    I would like to nominate Debi, contributor to http://www.sewweekly.com but also her own blog, where you can find this 1933 outfit that made me gasp out loud the first time I saw it. http://fashionsfromthepast.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-1933-outfit.html
    To be honest she has made lots more as well that I just love, but this is my favourite.
    Of the things I have made myself, I guess this 1950s dress using the V and A museum free download (based on a Horrockses dress they have there) is the best: http://heartscottage.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-big-day-on-in-big-city.html

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