2016 is coming to a close and by this time next week I’ll be on holiday vacation in Minneapolis. I’ve sewn everything I’m going to sew this year and I’m excited to reflect back on my favorite looks and what I’ve learned. To see my top 5 roundup, read on.
5. Marc Jacobs Crop Top and Culottes
I loved this playful combo. I rocked this look on a weekend getaway to Nashville last May.
I sewed it up with this bright and wonderful Marc Jacobs polyster I picked up from Mood Fabrics NYC last year. When I was in LA this summer I scored 3 yards of this print in the neon yellow version.
I’m looking forward to turning it into something equally fabulous in 2017.
4. Paper Bag Waisted Shorts with Matching Jacket + Clutch
2016 was definetely a year of bold looks for me. I loved playing with bright colors and crazy patterns and matching sets. Even though these shorts are crazy voluminous, I rocked them all summer.
3. Vintage Glamour White Summer Dress
I love this dress. I layered a sheer fabric over something opaque to create this look. I also learned how to use snaps to create the side opening. Plus, the day this photo taken was such a lovely summer day. My boyfriend took these shots and afterwards we went on a drive in the miata through the country roads.
I feel very pretty in this dress.
2. Geo Crop Top and Matching Skirt Combo
The crazier the better, I say. I love this outfit. I wore it out dancing in Washington, D.C. and felt fly as fuck.
1. Floral Linen Dress
This is my favorite thing I made this year. I lived in this dress all summer. I wore it in Mimi G’s fashion show at her LA conference.
I wore it to a wedding. I wore it out with friends. I love the fabric that I bought at Textile Fabrics in Nashville a few years ago. It’s just a perfect easy summer dress that can be dressed up for an event and kept casual for Sunday brunch. I see myself making another version of this dress in 2017.
One thing’s for sure: I need some new shoes. I’m wearing the exact same pair of heels in every single photo. What can I say? I love those shoes so much.
If you want to do a roundup, too, I followed Gillian’s guide here. I can’t wait to see everyone’s roundup and hear about your sewing plans for 2016.