My 2019 Make Nine

Happy new year! 

I hope your 2018 was great and I hope 2019 is going to be even better! There's no time like the beginning of a new year for planning your sewing projects and setting some new goals... 

I had huge plans for 2018 and I didn't get a lot done... 2019 is going to be different! I feel like I've got a better sewing routine down now in November and December and I've started to get into the habit of sewing every single day. Even if it's just one seam. It makes a huge difference... I think that's going to help me create more in 2019. Let's hope for the best! 

I want to add some gorgeous me made pieces to my collection!

Now let's talk about #2019MakeNine

The # comes from Rochelle. She started it as a spinoff on the "#20XXBestNine". 

The 9 most likes photos on your Instagram over the last year. 

The Make Nine is for sewers, knitters and other crafty people.

Read more about the challenge here.

It's so fun to follow this #! Love seeing what everyone makes and plans and how many things they cross off their list at the end of the year. 

My #2019MakeNine:


 1. McCall's 7637. #M7637

I bought this pattern in both size ranges. The plan is to make one for my boyfriend and maybe one for myself too. I have some awesome fabric plans for this pattern. My boyfriend is a nightmare when it comes to fitting things so I think this jacket style will be a good first option. Just make it fit around the shoulders and we're all set... right? 

I have three or four half finished shirts for him and none of them fit. So I'm a bit burned in that area. But I won't give up! I will give you updates on how it goes... 

2. The Barrett Bra by Madalynne Intimates. 

This is a free pattern that I downloaded super long ago. I have the fabric and notions ready but I didn't have the time in 2018. I'm excited for this make, it's such a beautiful design and I have not made bras in a very long time so I'm ready to get into it again. 

3. The Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns. 

I'm sure you're all familiar with this pattern... It's finally time for me to make this up! I bought the pattern quite a while ago and I also bought the lining expansion and the hardware kit. Now I'm only waiting for the fabric to arrive... Super excited for this make. I have not made a jacket since school and I really need an anorak. It's gonna be great! I expect this to be a fun make too. 

4. The Asaka Kimono by Named. 

As soon as I came across this pattern I knew I had to make it... It's amazing! I know this kimono will be a great cover up and sun protection during summer and vacation. I always struggle with burning myself and not knowing how to protect myself from the sun. Maybe this is the super stylish solution! I don't have a fabric in mind but that's just a fun task to get to when the time comes. I don't think I have a suitable fabric in my stash... 

5. The Flint pants and shorts by Megan Nielsen. 

I want to make both the shorts and the culottes version. I think this is a super cute design. I'm a little worried about fitting issues since I have a really hard time with trousers. I stopped buying ready to wear trousers and jeans since nothing ever fits me. But that's a good reason to make my own and create a great fit. I don't own any shorts so I'll have to make quite a few Flint shorts if I like the pattern! 

6. The Sointu Kimono Tee by Named. 

Another Named pattern. I just stumbled across this pattern a few days ago and thought it looked really cool. I want to make it out of a Ponte di Roma jersey maybe... It might be a good layering piece and it looks comfy yet stylish. That's my jam! 

7. The Patti Pocket skirt by Amy Nicole Studio. 

This is a super cute skirt pattern that looks like something that would fit in my wardrobe. I have a lot of fabrics that would work with this pattern which is great! I will make the long version. It's a petite pattern and I'm quite tall so I figure it won't be a good idea to make the short version. And besides that I enjoy wearing longer skirts anyway. 

8. The Astoria by Seamwork magazine. 

This is a lovely sweater that I've been eyeing for a while. It would work great with all of my skirts and dresses and it has that flattering shape that I love! I have almost no fabrics in my stash that would work with this pattern so I will have to look for some cosy knits soon. 

9. The Eve Dress by Sew over it. 

To be honest I want to make all of the Sew over it patterns. The whole range that they offer is just straight up my style and I love them all. But for my #2019MakeNine I'm just adding the Eve dress. I think it's absolutely gorgeous and I love wrap dresses. Again, I don't have fabrics in my stash that would suit this pattern, but that's not really a problem because fabric shopping is a fun hobby in and of itself, right? 

So that's my #2019MakeNine. I have not taken part in this challenge before and I'm very excited to see how it goes!

Here's the Instagram account to follow for the challenge.

Have you decided on your #2019MakeNine yet? Have you tried it before? How did it go? Let me know if you have any tips on how to reach your sewing goals for the year or how you successfully plan your sewing projects. I would love to know! I'm trying to get more organized in 2019. 

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