Happy New Year!
I love new years! I love to take stock of the previous year and set myself goals for the next. I hardly ever stick with them but I still enjoy the process. One of the challenges I like to set myself is Make Nine. Last year, I managed to make 6 out of 9 from my make nine, which is better than the year before!
I’ve still got a few bits to blog that I made last year. It’s been too cold and dark to get decent photos! I will get round to it though!
Anyway, on to 2019 make nine… Here’s a rundown of my choices and sewing goals for this year.
- Tilly and the Buttons- Stella Hoodie and/or joggers. I love any kind of cosy, snuggly clothes. Last year, I made myself 3 Chloe Sweatshirts, 2 Blackwood Cardigans, a Southbank sweater dress and 2 Toaster Sweaters plus several comfy jersey tops! I think the evidence speaks for itself! I’ve wanted to make the Stella hoodie and joggers ever since the book was released. I’ve already got lots of sweatshirts and hoodies but I do not have any memade joggers so that could be a nice challenge. I’ll definitely make one, or maybe both!
- Style Arc – Ariel Wrap skirt. I’ve had this pattern and fabric ready to go for a couple of months. I love love love leopard print and have some crepe from Stof and Stil earmarked for this project. I think this skirt will be super fun for the summer and hopefully still be on trend. Even if it’s not, I will wear it anyway, because, you know… leopard print!
- True Bias – Nikko Dress. This is a project that I do not have the pattern or fabric for yet but I’ve seen so many gorgeous dresses on Instagram that I definitely need one in my life. I can’t decide whether to do maxi, midi or even mini! I think it’d look fab mini length in a black rib knit, but I also love some of the stripy midi lengths I’ve seen. I’ll be keeping my eye out for fabric!
- Tilly and the Buttons – Seren Dress. How gorgeous is this dress? Again, I’ve seen so many lovely ones that I need to get involved. I have the pattern but no fabric yet. I’m thinking a flowery viscose. I also liked a hack I saw that omitted the buttons from the front and put a zip in the back. And the flounce just makes it! I need a wedding or christening or day at the races to show it off!
- Named – Breaking the Pattern. I’ve had this book since it was released and have yet to make anything. I’m not sure which pattern I will make first as I love so many. I’m thinking either the Sade blouse, Rae pants, Utu skirt or Ruska knot dress. They’re all so gorgeous I want them all now! I think the Sade blouse in Atelier Brunette Stardust double gauze will be stunning!
- Sew Over It – Work to Weekend ebook. I recently purchased this book as it has a few patterns in it that I like. Again, I’m not sure which I will make first. I’m thinking the Edie top as it’s quick and simple, and who doesn’t love the classic stripe boat neck tee? I also really like the Camille trousers and I really want to make the Anna coat. I just need to psyche myself up to tackle another coat!
- Tilly and the Buttons – Nora top. Another simple, cosy jersey top to add to my collection. This pattern looks so comfy and easy to make. I can’t wait to sew it up! I’ve ordered 2 different jerseys as I couldn’t decide which fabric I wanted! This may well be my first of my make nine makes!
- Sew Over It – Ultimate Trousers. These are on my list for the third year as I’ve still not made them! I’ve had the fabric ready for 3 years, I’ve had the online course for at least 2 year and they’ve still not been used! I’ve made some progress as I’ve cut the pattern out this year. Hopefully, 2019 will be the year I FINALLY make these trousers!
- Sew Over It – Eve dress. Again, this was on last years list to make and I never got round to it. I’ve got some lovely stretch crepe to use and I love the pattern. I’m hoping I’ll get round to it this year!
I hope to make the Deer and Doe Myosotis dress. I bought the pattern and an ivory crepe last year. I’ve cut the pattern out but that’s as far as I’ve got. I’m totally ripping off Fiona Parker’s gorgeous version but hopefully I’ll make it this year!
I also want to try jeans! I live in jeans but I’m too scared to make some. I might brave it this year and have a go. I’m not sure which pattern to use though. I like Closet Case Pattern’s Ginger jeans and Megan Nielsen’s Ash jeans. I like the Ash jeans because there’s four different styles – skinny, slim, flare and wide leg as well as different lengths for tall, regular or cropped. In effect it’s like every style of jean in one pattern. However, I might start with the Mia jeans from Sew Over It’s My City break ebook as they appear to be more like jeggings so may be simpler!
I’ll report back throughout the year with my progress and all my other makes! Please let me know if you have any tips for anything I plan to make or share your make nine plans!