Last year I joined in with Rochelle’s brilliant idea to post nine things on Instagram that I wanted to make in the coming year. When I say joined in, I only completed three makes. So when it came up again, I thought I’d give it another go. Hopefully I’ll make more of a dent to my #2017makenine list.
After much deliberation, I came up with my list. The selection ranges from seasonal knits to wardrobe gaps, e.g. summer skirts. I’ve also challenged myself by throwing in a pair of trousers. So here’s my nine:
Toaster sweater 2
When this pattern came out, I instantly hit the buy button. I could make my own jumpers without having to take up knitting! I love the contemporary design and the finished makes on Instagram look awesome.
I live in cardigans. If I’m not wearing a Linden sweatshirt, then I’m in a cardigan.
Inari shift dress
This was on the list last year but didn’t make the cut. I must be one of the last sewists to make this pattern.
Alder shirt dress
A repeat from last year. Hoping to master collars with this one.
I need more casual skirts. This elasticated skirt looks simple, stylish and a quick sew.
I plan to make this skirt using a vintage pattern (green skirt – top right). It looks so good in chambray.
Burda trousers #110 4/2014
Another repeat that didn’t get off the ground. I did make a toile but it needed so much work. So I ran away. Maybe I’ll get a better fit this time round.
SBCC tonic tee
Most of my tees are RTW. I don’t like them much as they aren’t great quality and are way too long. Not everyone wants tees over their hips. I’d like to sew a classic tee and this pattern looks promising. I also want to up my game on how I finish knits as I tend to get a ridge when I use a twin needle. I’ve now got a walking foot and plan to use wooly nylon.
I fell hard for Morgan’s versions of this pattern and managed to find this out of print pattern on Ebay. It’s got many interesting features and would look great in a check or a solid.
With the exception of the Driftless cardigan, I have fabric in my stash for all these patterns. I have so many lovely fabrics waiting to be sewn up and need to stop adding to my stash. I’m hoping this list will help focus my sewing and stop me from buying fabric with no project in mind. We’ll see how I get on!