I have a pattern problem. I’m sure many of you can relate. I don’t even want to count the number of digital patterns I have bought and never made. At least they don’t take up physical space in the house, right? There are many I have even bought the fabric for and just never got around to making them. I wanted to make more dresses to wear. I wanted a dress form to make them on so they fit properly. I wanted to be done having babies before committing to a sized dress form for fear of it not matching permanent body changes (wider hips, wider ribs, etc). I stopped working on projects that required finishing beyond a serger on knits because I was so unhappy with the results of a twin needle on a standard machine. Plenty of excuses can come up for selfish sew projects.
I was browsing instagram recently and stumbled upon the #2016makenine tag started by @rochelle_new. While I’m not really a fan of resolutions, I am a fan of setting a goal. Resolutions feel more like promises. Goals aren’t always achieved, but then you can try again. Nice pieces in 12 months seemed like an achievable goal.
Since I am adding a coverstitch machine to my arsenal in the coming month, I chose almost all knit pieces giving me flexibility in size. Every pattern I picked should fit me whether I lose more baby weight or not. The only piece that will be touchy on my list is the Moss Skirt from Grainline Studio (bottom middle) since it is fitted and woven. I also used this project as an excuse to buy just ONE more pattern (middle) because I discovered it on someone else’s make nine and well, it is gorgeous.
From left to right, I chose the following patterns:
- Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress
- Seamwork Magazine Nantucket Shorts
- Colette Patterns Wren Dress
- Seamwork Magazine Manila Leggings
- Make Lemonade Robe Lolita
- Seamwork Magazine Aires Leggings
- Colette Patterns Moneta Dress
- Grainline Studio Moss Skirt
- Seamwork Magazine Mesa Dress
Noticing another theme here? Yeah, I might have a small obsession with Colette Patterns and their work. If only I had enough time to indulge it more! My ultimate goal is to add at least one piece to my handmade wardrobe each month. I’m starting with the Manila Leggings and will be posting my thoughts on the pattern and the process soon!
If you are blogging about your #2016makenine please feel free to share a link below. I would love to follow along!!
Abbey (abbeydabbles) says
I agree with you on not disclosing your digital pattern stash total. Sometimes you just have to get the pattern because it just looks so promising though. I have not heard of this #2106makenine challenge yet and It seems like a really cool idea. Now I’m off to instagram to nosy around.
mrs. ptb says
And so you don’t forget it exists when you do have the time to make it! (I’m a bad pinterester). If you decide to join the #1016makenine tag me so I can stalk you 😀