New Year Plans: Make Nine 2018

A new year brings new goals! Before we dive in to my goals for 2018, let’s take a look at the results from last year’s Make Nine. I set some pretty lofty goals for 2017 and am happy to say I completed seven of them! Granted, two of them I swapped for other patterns, but overall that is pretty good. With so many amazing new pattern released this year and business related sewing I was easily distracted!

Make Nine 2017 Results | Style Maker Fabrics

Of my seven makes I only share four of them here on the blog. I guess that shows that these really were goals just for me! Most of my sewing these days is blog or business related and it is always a pleasure when I can sew something because I want to and don’t have to worry about photographing it. Lame I know…but a nice break every now and then.

2017 Recap

  1. Undercover Hood—I did sew up one just like Abbey’s!
  2. Esme Cardigan—One of my favorite makes and one I can’t wait to enjoy this winter.
  3. Kelly Anorak—Our most popular display garment at Sew Expo in March.
  4. Roscoe Blouse—I love my Christmas version!
  5. Gallery Tunic—I swapped this pattern for the Cheyenne Tunic in efforts to copy a favorite RTW shirt.
  6. Sudley Blouse—Never got around to this one.
  7. Safran Pants— I had high hops for sewing lots of pants in 2017…that didn’t happen but I did sew up some amazing Safrans! Swapped out the Ginger Jeans.
  8. Hampshire Trousers—Another miss.
  9. Hudson Pants—I actually sewed up three pairs of these this year! One for myself and others as gifts.

Blogged 2017 Makes | Style Maker Fabrics

On to 2018! This year my overarching goal is to to sew more for myself—both garment sewing and other projects. I have some amazing fabrics set aside that are just waiting to become wardrobe favorites and this year I am going to make that happen. Mix in some quilting, wool appliqué and knitting for good measure and it will be an amazing year! As for specific garment sewing goals, here are my Make Nine choices for 2018.

No. 1 | Closet Case Ginger Jeans

This is really a generic goal to sew more pants this year. Ginger Jeans, Morgan Jeans, Hampshire Trousers… the list goes on. Is this the year? I hope so! (Patterns | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Ginger Jeans | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 2 |Sew Liberated Matcha Top

High on my list toward the end of last year, I’m thinking this will be one of my first makes of 2018 in one of our lovely tropical prints from our new Resort Collection. (Pattern | Fabric)
2018 Sewing Goal—Matcha Top | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 3 | Closet Case Kalle Shirt

Since the release of the long sleeve expansion I have been dreaming of a cozy flannel Kalle of my very own. Another project I hope to get finished soon so I can enjoy it this winter! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Kalle Shirt | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 4 | Seamly Wrapped Cardigan

I am on the hunt for the perfect drape front cardigan! I have sewed up a couple different patterns and none of them are the cardigan of my dreams. Let’s hope this is the one! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Wrapped Cardigan | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 5 | Named Talvikki Sweater

One of my most worn makes of 2017, my Talvikki sweater shows up in a load every time I do laundry. A sign of a well loved garment. This year calls for a few more versions! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Talvikki Sweater | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 6 | Hey June Halifax Hoodie

Afte seeing so many amazing versions on Instagram this fall, this pattern has moved up the sewing list. I have a well loved pullover version with a funnel neck but I think a cozy zip up hoodie would be a great wardrobe addition! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Halifax Hoodie | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 7 | Closet Case Carolyn Pajamas

Another well loved make that could use a break! My knit Carolyn pajamas pretty much go from wear to wash back to wear and they could really use another version to rotate with! I have also been dreaming about sleeping in wonderfully soft rayon from head to toe. Good idea, right?! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Carolyn Pajamas | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 8 | Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench

Probably my most challenging choice for this year’s Make Nine but one I can’t wait to tackle. I especially can’t wait to show off all the bias binding finished on the inside! (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Luzerne Trench | Style Maker Fabrics

No. 9 | Noodlehead Range Backpack

To mix things up a bit I am adding one accessory, a stylish but useful backpack. Before diving all into garment sewing I loved sewing bags of all sorts, so this will be a fun addition to 2018. (Pattern | Fabric)

2018 Sewing Goal—Range Backpack| Style Maker Fabrics

That wraps up my choices for Make Nine 2018! I’m pretty excited about each one and can’t wait to start checking them off. A big thanks to Rochelle for putting together this manageable way to set goals for the new year. I think all of us can get a little carried away with wanting to sew everything, this #2018makenine breaks thing down to something we can actually accomplish and feel great about! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and check out the hashtag, there are so many amazing goals you can’t help but be inspired!

Happy New Year!


One comment

  • Love all your goals. I am going to make my first Talvikki and the plaid for the Kalle shirt is so pretty. I only found out about Style Maker last September from Carolyn (Diary of A Sewing Fanatic) and you are now my favorite fabric store. Have a wonderful 2018 and I will see you at Sew Expo.

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