I feel like it wasn’t too long ago that I was planning out my #2017MakeNine. After reflecting back on last year’s makes, I started thinking about what would 2018 hold. I will share more of my goals for 2018 next week, but for now, let’s chat about the nine patterns I want to make sure I hit in 2018 for my #2018MakeNine!
picture from Sewaholic website
1 – Granville Shirt
I have been eyeing the Granville Shirt for a while but was nervous about the fit. After Kalle made one last year and Allie made one this year, I just haven’t lost sight of it. I made my first Sewaholic pattern this week with the Renfrew and now I’m dying to get into the Granville. I want to make a true muslin (whattt???? I never do that…) and make sure I can get the fit right – so this will be a slow moving project for me.
For fabric, I am thinking I want to use an oxford cotton shirting – similar to my Kalle Shirt fabric. So I think another trip to Stitch is in order!
picture from Indiesew website
2 – Highlands Wrap Blouse
I love Allie’s patterns (see me gush about the Coram top here and the Lonetree here). When the Highlands Wrap Dress came out, I purchased it immediately but stopped myself from making it because I am not really a maxi dress wearing kinda girl. But then when I saw her shirt hack, I fell back in love with the pattern. Hacking it into a top takes a bit of work (that Allie did a full blog post on) so I’m adding it to my list of #2018MakeNine so I make sure I keep it on my list for the year!
picture from the Sew Over It website
3 – Alex Shirt
When the Sew Over It City Break eBook came out last year, I bought it immediately but haven’t made a lot of progress in sewing much of it. After making the Kalle shirt earlier this month, I now want to give the Alex shirt a try. Maybe it’ll be a shirt making kind of year for me? I also want to make it in a shirting instead of a drapey rayon because I think I prefer those types of button downs better.
4 – Biscayne Blouse
The Biscayne Blouse was one of the first sewing patterns I bought from Indie Sew but have never sewn it! It would be another great addition to my work wardrobe and I own so many ready to wear tops that are really similar. I have many rayons in my stash that would be a perfect pair for this top!
Photo from Named website
5 – Sointu Kimono Tee
I have been seeing the Sointu Kimono Tee pop up all over Instagram recently and it has been stuck in my head! I can promise that this one will be sewn up very quickly after making these plans because I just am dying to make one. It is totally out of the box for me – I don’t usually make Named patterns because they’re a little bit more fashion forward for me. Also, after seeing Jessamy’s last week, I was 100% sold on it!
Photo from Made by Rae blog
6 – Josephine Blouse
I have been thinking about the Josephine Blouse since Rae made this beautiful bell sleeved version as part of the Style Maker Fabrics blog tour. Rae added bell sleeves which are alway my favorite. I’d love to make a similar version. It would be a great addition to my work wardrobe!
Photo from Closet Case Patterns website
7 – Sasha Trousers
So truth be told, I actually started a pair of Sashas a couple weeks ago and made a major mistake that made them unfixable. These are my “perfect” pants – which makes sense since the Ginger Jeans are my perfect jeans! I have some stretch twill that I bught to make them and am almost contemplating batch sewing them – risky when you haven’t sewn the pattern before? Probably….
Photo from Itch to Stitch website
8 – La Paz Jacket
The La Paz Jacket is another one that when it came out I wanted to make it immediately but was kinda intimidated by it. I know that the Itch to Stitch instructions are really good and I shouldn’t be intimidated – so I’m adding this to my #2018MakeNine to encourage me to take the plunge! I would want to make it in a black or navy ponte knit. My favorite feature is the Hong Kong seams!
Photo from Sew Over It website
9 – Coco Jacket
How beautiful is this jacket?? I think it would be so cute with dressy work clothes or with jeans on the weekend. I just need to find the perfect fabric for it!
So there it is, my #2018MakeNine! What’s on your list?
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I want to make woven pants that fit and a jacket, coat and cape this year. I bought the Sewaholic cape pattern last year and some Dinetex (gortex) that looks like an exciting challenge and I would wear it to death here in Victoria BC where we get a lot of rain. I also bought the Hemisferic Coat Pattern that I love and I’d like to make that out of this wonderful Liberty of London stretch denim. Other than that I’d like to make some simple tops in silk and who knows what else but these sews are SLOW so I’m not piling much more on my plate than that. 🙂 I met Tasia here at our local fabric shop monthly forum right after her book was published (one I’d highly recommend!) – she has since stopped Sewaholic so the printed patterns that are out there are the the last of them. They’re already collector’s items so if you like her patterns I suggest you get what you like now before they are completely gone. Happy New Year Lara 🙂
Lara Liz says
Sounds like a wonderful list!! Happy New Year to you too Kathleen!
The Granville is on my list too, and sitting on my cutting table just waiting for me to get to cutting it out. My first one will be (hopefully) a wearable muslin, but I’ve got some dreamy needle-wale corduroy for “the real thing.”
I think that Josephine Blouse looks completely like your style and I can’t wait to see your make on that one!!
You’ve intrigued me with the La Paz Jacket too – it looks a lot like a favorite RTW jacket I got from Anthropologie a million years ago. I’ll have to give that one a closer look! I love Itch To Stitch patterns.
I’ve made a bunch of different button-up shirts, and the Granville is my favorite. The Archer is really nice too but I like the more fitted shape of the Granville. In full disclosure, I’m not actually curvy enough for it and have to add to the waist and take in the hips, but it fits me beautifully through the shoulders and chest.
Good luck with your list! I’m curious about the blazer, I can’t wait to read how it sews up for you!