Make Nine 2019

In the sewing community, there's a challenge called the #makeninechallenge. It is a way for sewists to set a goal of making nine specific garments in 2019 which outlines what you want to focus on in the upcoming year. 

I was on the fence about joining in the challenge. For my sewing, when I get inspired I make the item right away. Also, looking forward at the whole year seemed like a long time to have goals. So many new patterns come out each year with styles and designs constantly changing, committing now seemed difficult. 

I did it though. I'm using the challenge as a way to push myself on my skills. I have a mix of items, fabric types and skill levels needed for these projects. I'm excited about all of them. I have no doubt I'll get them all completed in due time. So here's what I picked!

#1 Jessi by CoEmi

This will be (or was) my first international pattern. I've heard others rave about it and have wanted to give it a try for a while. I picked the pattern up while Makerist was having a sale at the end of the year which seemed like a sign. *I've already made this pattern and will post more about it soon*

#2 Alexandria top mashed with Cora Culottes by Made for Mermaids

This is a mash done over at Phee Fabrics in a sew along last year. I've used the Alexandria for the top of a dress and LOVED it. I'm looking forward to this mashup so I can wear it to Vegas for a friends trip this summer.

#3 Megan Pants Romper by Made for Mermaids

I've been intimidated by a pants romper for years. I think the look can be very sophisticated and yet versatile. I plan on giving it a go for either spring or fall wear.

#4 Orchid Mid by Chalk & Notch

I was so happy with the outcome of my Fringe dress from Chalk & Notch last year that I want to make their new Orchid Midi. I don't have any dresses this length and think attempting more woven sews this year will help expand my skills.

#5 Willamette Shirt by Hey June

Going with the idea of more woven sews, the Willamette is a unique look for me. I wear mostly knits and think this style is so me. I plan on doing the hack to have the tie option as well.

#6 Emerson Shorts by True Bias

I lived in my memade shorts last year but this year would like to make some in linen blends. I like the clean lines of the Emerson Shorts and hear rave reviews about True Bias. I'm excited to give them a try.

#7 Forrester Coat by Twig and Tale

I can't lie, I spent days looking for this coat. A wool coat was the only item on my must make list for 2019 originally. I had a style in my head and just couldn't find the right mix. I do plan on making some modifications to this coat pattern to get my ideal look which I can't wait for. First I need to source the perfect fabric and finishes.

#8 Hyacinth Bralette by Ohhh Lulu

I made a few bralettes last year but never seemed to find the right fit. This year I'd like to attempt a different style and incorporate more of the bra making finishes. I think this pattern is very versatile and comes from a highly recommended bra pattern company.

#9 Dauphine Jeans by DIBY

I bought this pattern when it was released in 2018. It's been intimidating me ever since. I know that DIBY provides exceptional fit guides but I also know my body is unique and difficult to fit. I plan to conquer my fear of jeans making this year at some point.

The pictures in this post are all found on each patterns listing linked. My posts may feature affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase from these links, I receive a small percentage in compensation at no cost to you. I may have received patterns or products to test or review but the opinions I voice are my own. 


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