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.
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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Summer sleep set made out of silk. I’ll use the Odgen Cami (True Bias), a robe pattern and some DIY shorts.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!