Since I'm really working towards loving everything I make and only making what I'll wear, I thought it would be helpful to look back on the things I made this year. I made a list of my favorites from this year and a list of misses (items I thought would be great or were great before it just hung in my closet). I realized a lot of my issues come from fabric and pattern pairing. I choose the wrong fabric for the pattern and it doesn't look or feel like it's supposed to. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will get paid.
I just recently took the Craftsy class Fabric Know-How: Choosing and Using Your Favorite Fabrics and it was awesome. It is an expense, but I highly recommend it. It teaches you about different fabrics and edge finishes and hems. I took a textile class in college and have sewn a lot since, so I thought I had enough experience. Some things I already knew, but I learned LOTS of new things that will help me with future projects. I'm really excited to use what I learn and go back multiple times to keep learning. There's so much information in that one class that it'll take me awhile to learn and remember everything.
Well, here are my handmade favorites and my handmade misses in no particular order.
This striped cardigan is perfect except that the fabric is a tad itchy. I didn't realize that when I was making it. I wear it with long sleeves underneath with no problem, but I can't wear it with short sleeves. I wish I knew that beforehand so I could have lined it or something.
The floral one on the left was great except that I don't love the colors. Green isn't my color. It was fleece so it was really warm, but it never got worn. It's in the refashion pile for Claire. (Claire looks so tiny in these pictures!) The pink one was actually a great one and I still wear it all the time. It has fit me through this pregnancy. It's barely starting to look worn because I wear it so much. I probably won't keep it after this winter, but it lasted me through a whole year of lots of wear.