Make Nine 2020

Here we go again.

Make Nine worked well for me last year. It kept me focused and helped me push through some tough makes that I’m really happy I accomplished though was very hesitant to start (read more about my Make Nine 2019 success here). So I’m doing it again.

EDIT: This is my revised list. See more on that in #5 below.

This year I want to focus on using fabrics from my stash, sewing with calm and patience, and curbing my fabric purchases and waste, so have chosen these projects based on what I already have. I’ll also make a few other things as gifts for some special people but here is what I plan to make for my Make Nine 2020:

  1. A workout outfit made up of hacked Avery Leggings (Helen’s Closet), modified to have a side panel and pocket, and the Power Sports Bra and Sundance Jacket (both Greenstyle Creations).
  2. Take two of the Kelly Anorak (Closet Case Patterns), this time in a smaller size (more about that in my Make Nine 2019 recap), cuffs and a standing collar with detachable hood. I’ll also keep my back hem mod from last time.
  3. Take two of my Ginger Jeans (Closet Case Patterns). I’d like to make these pairs with a truly stretch waistband using my new CoverPro 2000CPX and without the full front pocket bags. I also plan to do at least one of these versions as a wide leg.
  4. Use my pants block from my November workshop with In House Patterns. I hope to make a pair of black stretch chinos for work and a boiler suit – probably a modified version of the Intrepid Boiler Suit (Alice & Co Patterns).
  5. EDIT: Originally I planned A puff sleeve top with the puff sleeves made out of silk that I would have to dye. After posting my list though, I found I just wasn’t into it and it was sapping my sewing motivation. So at the end of January, I revised my list and added the Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame skirt in stretch corduroy instead.
  6. Summer sleep set made out of silk. I’ll use the Odgen Cami (True Bias), the Suki Robe (Helen’s Closet) and some DIY shorts.
  7. Finally, a Jasika Blazer (Closet Case Patterns). I have the wool from our October trip to Italy. I also have the lining, the interfacings and the online course. I’m really looking forward to this one.
  8. A men’s Tosti jacket (Waffle Patterns), modified, for my husband from wool he purchased in Italy. I’ll actually end up making this twice with the first being a (hopefully) wearable toile from green Japanese cotton twill.
  9. Lastly, some dresses. I say some because I have one set for sure, the Oia Dress (Itch to Stitch) without the lacing and centre front panel. I also have other scrap fabrics though so, if there is time, I have a couple of other dresses I may make at the end of the year.

I just picked up a cover stitch machine and have cut out my first makes. Time to get started!

~ Lindsay

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