…if by nine you would mean about 40! These challenges don’t really suit me, but I do so enjoy sharing plans with other people so I’m jumping in anyway. This challenge is hosted by @homerowfiberco on Instagram. I made most of my 2017 make nine, some even multiple times. I missed one out of nine because I wanted to use the fabric for something else (and am so happy I did, because that turned out to be my most worn item of the year) and I haven’t gotten a new fabric for it yet. I do have fabric for my entire 2018 list, now we shall see if I have the time and inclination to make them all. I find that, though I’m pretty meticulous when buying fabric in knowing what I’m going to do with it, I’m pretty spontaneous in deciding what I want to make at a particular time. This year I made things within a day of purchasing the fabric, but also things that have been planned 3 years ago (the length of time I have been sewing). So I’m not sure whether I’ll make all of these this year. There’s about 40 projects in my planner and I’m happy with that. This might be the year of the coat. That depends on whether I’ll actually need a coat. At the moment I’m really happy with my outerwear and as long as I don’t need to replace anything I won’t. I do have a couple of coat patterns waiting just in case. I’m also on the look-out for a bra-making course at a convenient date for me (eg. during my schoolbreaks).
1. Sew House 7 Tea House dress
Not sure if it will suit me, but have to get it at least out of my system.
2. Wardrobe by me – Mirri dress
This one will definitely suit me and I’m pretty excited to make this one in my beautiful cherryblossom jersey.
3. Colette Patterns – Claudette
I wasn’t really charmed by most Colette patterns following the Dahlia dress, but I sure do love this one! It’s so elegant and perfect for the flower crepe I got from Wybe’s grandmother.
4. Deer and Doe patterns – Azara
I fell really hard for this one. It seems like a simple skirt, but I love the sleek lines, the length and the panels. I have a perfect embroidered black felt-like fabric for this.
5. By Hand London – Orsola dress
This will be the second pattern I’ll make from By Hand London. I love the sleek lines of the Orsola dress. Very elegant! Not sure whether this will suit me, but I decided to venture into the unknown more often this year. I know what suits me, but what if there’s even more out there that suits me? I won’t be wasting my time as I’m doing what I love and if it doesn’t look good on me there’s always people I can give it to.
6. True Bias – Lander pants
Another love-at-first-sight pattern. I’m going to make this in a herringbone viscose-wool. Hopefully these will be my perfect pants!
7. Tilly and the Buttons – Arielle skirt
Another one that’s been on my mind for a while. Going to make this in a thin dark jeans fabric. It looks so sunny, hope to finish this in time for spring!
8. Deer and Doe patterns – Arum dress
The second of many more Deer and Doe makes to come this year. Love this company and am planning to get and make nearly every pdf pattern as they release them. I bought this pattern to go with this fabric.
9. Colette Patterns – Penny dress
A shirtdress pattern that checks all the boxes for me. Will change the gathered skirt into a boxpleated one (obviously). I hope this one will be sweet and summery on me.