February makes and March plans

I think February 2020 has been my most successful month ever as I’ve made just about everything I planned to and an extra item! (See my plans post here.) I planned to make 4 items and I’m pleased to say that I have made 3 and a half plus a bonus!

acacia finished

The first item I planned was theAcacia knickers by Megan Nielsen. I made these from scraps of my Tilly jersey fabric and they are the comfiest knickers ever! I love them! I’m definitely going to make a few more pairs! I’ve got quite a few bits of leftover jersey from various projects that I can use and with the pattern being free, it’s like having free clothes!

madalynne x simplicity 8711

My next planned make was a bra. At the time, I wasn’t sure which I was going to make but I decided on the Madalynne x Simplicity 8711 bralette. The notions and fabric took a while to be delivered but I got started on it a week or so ago. I’ve not quite finished it yet so this is the half made project but I hope to finish it next week!


I also wanted to make another Nora top with my Tilly jersey. This got made! I love it! I think Nora is definitely one of my favourite patterns. I’ve made 4 now and I’ve bought some sparkly sweatshirt fleece to make another!

adrift dress finished

My final plan was the Adrift dress by Papercut Patterns. I’m pleased to say that I made this during half term. I used a lovely mini leopard print viscose twill by Mind the Maker, which I bought from Lamazi Fabrics. I love it! I can’t wait to wear it! The dress was quite simple to make. I’m getting into dresses lately and have ideas for so many!

I also made another item which was a pattern test so I can’t say much about it. I will publish a blog post when it has been released though! I’ll give you a sneak peek of the fabric I used!

leopard print fabric

March plans

This month’s #sewmuchbetter prompt is trousers! I’m slightly nervous about this one as I’ve told myself I will make jeans! Because of this, I only have 2 fixed plans.

miller trousers

My first plan is the Miller Trousers by Paper Theory. I want to make a comfy pair in a lightweight French terry I bought a while ago from The New Craft House. I think I have about 3m of it so I might try and squeeze a matching top from it as well.

ginger jeans

My other plan is the Ginger jeans from Closet Case Patterns. I bought a kit for these jeans over a year ago and I still haven’t used it! Trouser month is the month! I imagine this will be a very involved make and I am slightly terrified! I think I will have 2 machines set up, one for topstitching and one for normal seams, otherwise changing the thread constantly will annoy me!

These are the only 2 things I plan on making but I may make others… I could make the Carrie Trousers from Sew Over It or Simplicity 8698. I’ve wanted to make them for a while! I may also make some more Acacia knickers. I also want to try something from Tilly’s new book as well! I bought a gorgeously soft fleece backed jersey to make a Bertha cardigan from the Stitch Festival this weekend, as well as the Sheath Dress pattern from Avid Seamstress and a fabulous viscose twill fabric so who knows if/what else might get made!


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