Thursday, 31 December 2015

Round-up of 2015

I have loved seeing everyone else's 2015 roundups so much, that I have jumped right on the bandwagon with my own little roundup.

I'd like to start by boasting that I quite remarkably completed my 10 #vintagepledge garments!! Can't believe that I managed it! 

This year I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone with hairstyles and tried some new and fun styles. 

My favourite dress this year!!! 
I finally have a dress that I feel great in and don't ever want to take off! This was my 'Spring for cotton' dress for 2015. 
I'm so proud of myself for making this dress!!!

Definitely my favourite vintage piece I own. It is super bright, streamlined and eye catching. 
I do have to wear it on a brave day, but it always looks stunning!

Such a sweet look, I embraced my inner child with hair ribbons and frills galore. 
This dress was worn much more throughout the warmer months than I could have hoped, and suited the Chelsea flower show perfectly when I visited. 

My most challenging make this year. I gave myself too little time but I managed it by the skin of my teeth. 
My Marilyn dress got so many compliments at the wedding I wore it to, and I do so enjoy a compliment!!!

Another first this year was attending a national vintage event-Goodwood revival. 
What an incredible experience! 
Wearing a vintage 40's suit. 

This playsuit used 4 vintage patterns to complete the look. 
Perfect to take on holiday, I love this playsuit so much.

My playsuit was taken from elegant to fun in a flash. 
I had a blast on holiday taking the pictures for this post. 
(Surprisingly difficult to look like your having fun whilst balance precariously on a slippery rock )

I finally learned to knit! I have struggled learning this skill but got the knack doing a Craftsy course

And last but not least I sewed up my first formal dress. Not quite a ball gown but the dress I wore to a christmas ball. Not yet blogged about, though seen on Instagram. 
So much fun to dress up in something special.

I feel invigorated to do more next year after looking back on this year's achievements!

And at on that positive I wish you all a Happy, Healthy, New year!!!




  1. What a great sewing year, you've made some stunning garments but I have to agree, the bright Spring for Cotton dress is my favourite too! Looking forward to following along with your sewing in 2016 and to hearing more about that gorgeous ball gown! x

  2. Happy New Year!! Wow you've been a busy and creative bee this year, I really love all of your different hair styles (note to self: must try harder), and what fantastic garments you've created. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2016 x

  3. Some lovely outfits, you're so clever! Happy new year x

  4. Happy New Year! You are so incredibly talented, it has been great following your blog and I can't wait to see your posts during 2016! x

  5. Echoing everyone else--such lovely outfits--thank you for sharing your endeavors. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Happy 2016! Christie

  6. What an impressive array of self-made outfits! I feel so sad I have no creative clothing bones in my body now!! Looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2016 - good to have you on the blogging scene :) Happy New Year! x

  7. Love this roundup! You've made some awesome outfits, and it's so great that you finished your Vintage Pattern Pledge! I *just* finished mine in the nick of time, so I don't think I'll try to up the ante. :P ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  8. All of these outfits are so beautiful! I adore your style and shared passion for fabulous frocks. Thank you for treating us to a look at some of what you sported throughout 2015.

    Here's to equally marvelous - and stylish! - year ahead, darling gal!

    ♥ Jessica