I don't feel like I was very productive this year, and frankly I was surprised to see that I made 23 garments in 2009, it felt like less. I'd love to say I will sew more in 2010, but with a baby on the way, I think that would be setting myself up for failure. Unless burp cloths count.
Several garments qualified as winners for me in 2009:
I got compliments every time I wore BWOF 7-2009-104, the shirred waist shirtdress. The 1950's silhouette is not normally my thing, but this dress has a special place in my heart, and wardrobe.
I think I wore this scalloped edge summer jacket, BWOF 6-2008-102, every other day last summer. The only downside is that it doesn't have pockets.
Despite the fact this it was published over 4 years ago, BWOF 10-2005-114 is still popular today, and it's no wonder, given that it's so easy and the cowl neck is fashiony and flattering. This was my second go at this top, I made it in an acrylic sweater knit which pilled to death after several washings and it's now residing in a landfill. I'd like to make this again, in a natural fiber...
I fought first trimester fatigue to make this jacket, BWOF 9-2009-127 in Carolina Herrera wool coating, and it was worth every minute because I feel like it came straight from a Neiman Marcus catalog.
I used a stretch linen to make BWOF 7-2008-107, and the neckline was so stretched out, there was always a bra strap or two showing when I wore this. Took it to Goodwill a while back, hopefully it worked better for someone else.
Happy new year and here's to a productive year of sewing in 2010!