It's about exploring and sharing my creative adventures (mostly sewing these days) ~
~those activities that sometimes obsess, usually inspire, occasionally frustrate
~and always provide a delightful maze to wander through.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

11 Months of 2013

I hadn't intended a yearly wrap-up this year, but I've really been enjoying reading the wrap-ups around blogland, and when I saw Caroline's version of a fave from each month, it spoke to me, so here are my monthly faves for 2013:

(and, of course, The Pose!)
Lynn Mizono - Vogue 1312

Note:  The Jilly Jeans are on the left, and look MUCH better now,
after a few months of wearing & shrinking and staining and....you know,
the stuff that jeans are supposed to do.  :)
Style Arc Jilly Jeans

A labor of (LOTS of) love :)

Marcy Tilton Vogue 8088



(My first of 2, and I have to say I like the second version equally as well)
Katherine Tilton - Butterick 5881


Plus I happen to love this top ;-)

(Honestly, I wasn't crazy about this one at first, but it's ended up getting
a LOT of wearing rotation!)
Katherine Tilton Vogue 8817

Sandra Betzina Vogue 1356

Vogue 8962

Koos Van den Akker Vogue 2971
Clearly there's a lot of Tilton love this past year, with nearly all of my fave patterns coming out of Vogue, with a couple of self-drafted and a Style Arc tossed in.

Here's to a 2014 filled with an abundance of blessings for us all.   I take a moment to thank each and every one of my blogland friends - posters and readers and commenters and sewists - you mean so much to me, and I really appreciate your presence in my life :)

27 comments:

  1. FINALLY! by serendipity, I get to comment FIRST!

    Love your year in review, and I sure hope 2014 is even better. HUGS! Heather

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    1. lol! :D Hugs back, & See you next year :)

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  2. What a fabulous year in review! You have created some gorgeous pieces this year. And I have to say that every one of your blog entries this year have made my creative juices start to run in such a wonderful way. My intent in the new year is to try to be a little more creative in what I do and I know that what you do will (and has) have much influence in that. You are so fun and have such a joyful feel in how you present--I love it! Please keep on giving me the desire to keep up with you!!

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    1. Thank you! But my goodness Marcy, YOU are one of MY inspirations!!! I consider you one of the very best at combining elegance with creativity, so your comments really flatter me! *blush*

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  3. Oooh! Lots of lovely garments! Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. Such a fun wrap up and lots of lovely garments sewn. Happy new year Jilly!

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  5. Your high spirits are among my favorite things in the last year. Love those Tilton patterns and you are even getting me to get out a little out of my suburban sportswear rut. Hope 2014 is just as much fun!

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  6. Oooo, you wile' and crazy sewist! You have so many gorgeous new pieces this year. One step at a time and before you know it you have a bunch of ultra cool things. This is a lesson for me. Happy new year! Stay joyful.

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  7. A great sewing year, Jillian! Happy New Year!

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  8. You look very joyful every month of the year! - Happy 2014

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  9. I love this look back. What an amazing collection of flattering garments. g

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  10. You had such a great year! I really love that woven scarf technique, it's beautiful! Happy 2014!

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  11. You've had quite a year! Here's to an even more creative and inspiring 2014!

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  12. Heehe, I love that photo of you in the window. Makes me laugh every time! ~Teri

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  13. Happy New Year! What a wonderful re-cap of your garments! Thank you for blogging and sharing your sewing experiences! I wish you all the best for the following year!

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  14. LOVED your Vogue pose in the first one, makes me smile every time! And of course that dress, well, all your makes have been gorgeous; both creative and wearable. Haha, wanna hear something funny? I wondered who "Caroline' was who had done monthly favourites too, and clicked on it to find.. ME! LOL.
    Wishing you a wonderfully happy and healthy 2014 :)

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  15. You've made yourself a fabulous wardrobe, so creative and unique - just like you! Have a wonderful 2014 and hope to see you in April when I'm back for another visit to the US of A.

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  16. Happy new year! Your January Vogue pose is too fun! I'm looking forward to your 2014 creations!

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  17. A gorgeous and creative year- you've inspired and been admired!

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  18. That pose kills me!! Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2014 - happy stitching!

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  19. I think your poses add a lot. They should hire you for Vogue!

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  20. So productive and creative!
    Best wishes for 2014. Hope to see a lot of your work.

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  21. And a Joyful New Year to you, Jillian! Keep up the inspiring posts. You never fail to get my creative brain pumping!

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  22. I very much enjoyed your recap. I am trying to teach myself to sew better and I am tackling many of the Tilton patterns, so your information is very much appreciated. Your version of ``the pose`` keeps me giggling. Hope to read more of your exploits in 2014

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  23. Jilly, I miss you! You are one of my favourite sewing bloggers, and I really miss your presence in my blog feed! Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you, and hoping you are OK...

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  24. I miss you too! I am a serious lurker of your blog. Hope you come back soon, and that you are ok!

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  25. Oh, Jilly! Miss you and your joyfulness. You have inspired my return to sewing. Thinking of you.

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