Make Nine 2019
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
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