My January 2018 sewing plans

I’m back with my monthly sewing plans! I’ve had such a great Christmas holiday and I’ve really enjoyed spending time planning and creating! So much so that I’m itching to whip up lots of new tops, dresses, skirts & trousers! I’ve got so many ideas for things I want to make and have spent quite a bit of money buying new patterns and all the fabric! In fact, I’ve got more ideas, patterns & fabrics than I have time to sew!

I’ve been a bit ambitious with January’s plans. This is for several reasons: 1) There is so much I want to make! 2) I’ve managed to make a couple of bits already, 3) I’ve got several projects ready to go! 4) I’m determined to spend more time doing things I enjoy (rather than work) this year, which includes sewing! Here are my plans for January…

Sew House Seven  – Toaster Sweater

toaster sweater

This in on my Make Nine list and I’ve wanted to make one for a while now. I like version 1 with the funnel neck. I’ve bought a quilted ponte roma to make a wearable toile and if that goes well, I’m planning on buying some more expensive sweatshirt fabric to make several!


Named Clothing – Paola Turtleneck Tee

paola tee

Another Make Nine make! This is another pattern I’ve had on my radar for a while and would be a great basic. I’ve got a striped rib knit to make this from. Again, I’m hoping it turns out well so I can make a collection of them.


Friday Pattern Company – Sunny Dress

sunny dress

This is the January make from the 2018 Sew My Style challenge. It’s a basic Tshirt dress and I have a plain black viscose knit fabric. Pretty boring but I fancied a basic dress that I can wear everyday.


Sew Over It – Heather Dress

heather dress

This is a kind of spur of the moment dress. I saw some black and white leopard ponte and thought I’d like a dress out of that. I was originally thinking the Molly dress but have decided to make a colour blocked Heather dress instead. I’m excited about this one!


Helen’s Closet – Blackwood Cardigan


The Blackwood cardigan is super popular and I’ve seen lots of fabulous ones on Instagram. I’m getting cardi envy! I’ve had this pattern and fabric for a few months so feel that January is the month that it will happen! I’m using a grey marl fine knit for it.


Let’s see how successful I am at the end of the month! Maybe I’ve been over ambitious!



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