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The Year in Review

2013 is coming to an end and I can't help but think about how far our blog has come! I look back at a similar post we had from the end of 2012 and those posts feel like they were so long ago! We've grown in so many ways. The blog is about a year and a half old and I can't believe the following we have! We have written over 100 posts offering you ideas, inspiration, entertainment and so much more! So with 2013 winding down, I thought it would be fun to pick my top 10 posts. (These are not in any particular order. They are actually in order from oldest to newest posts.)


1. Plaid Winter Coat Sew Along - I'm probably bias to this post just because it is one of my posts! I (Julie) shared with you a sew along on my process in making a plaid peacoat. This was my first attempt at a coat, and I'm quite proud of how it turned out! 



2) All the Guest Posts - I love tutorials and many of the tutorials we had this year were from our viewers! There are so many talented bloggers and sewers out there and I love highlighting such wonderful talent! 

Check out all the Guest Posts:


3) DIY Tutorial: Pattern Book Organizer - Did you ever buy a pattern only to find a duplicate copy in your stash? Kaitlin shows you how to keep track of all your sewing patterns!



4) Resource Library: All About Knits - Gabby shared her knowledge of knits and described knit types.



5) Resource Library: Home Decor with Fashion Fabrics - Lisa made valences from fashion fabric for almost every room in her house!



6) At Fabric Mart: Planning a Trip to Fabric Mart - Did you know you can visit Fabric Mart? We are located in southeast PA. We are a great destination for all things fashion fabric!







8) Our Amazing Fabricista Fashion Challenge Contestants - We had an AWESOME group of women participate in our challenge. I wish we could have let them all win!




9) Made by a Fabricista: Sewing with Mesh Knits - I was so happy with how this top turned out that I can't help but make it one of my favorite posts. A review and modification of Angela Wolf's Ruched Tee pattern is featured. (Also available in plus size!)




10) The Winner of the Fabricista Fashion Challenge - Shannon from ShanniLoves! I can't wait to work with her in 2014! Get to know her and see her sewing room here.


What were some of your favorite posts?

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