New Year Plans: Make Nine 2017

Over the past few weeks my social media feed has been filled with fellow seamstresses making plans and goals for the new year. Rochelle, of Lucky Lucille, started #2017makenine and is encouraging the sewing community to pick nine patterns that they want to sew this year and set the goal to make that happen. I started thinking about what projects I would pick and it is harder than your think narrowing it down to just nine! Here is what I settled on, along with a possible fabric choice for each. Plans may change but I think this is an excellent start!

No. 1 | Papercut Undercover Hoodie

Since our Fall Style Tour this past September I have wanted to “copy” Abbey’s Undercover Hoodie. I pretty much live in sweatshirts and hoodies when I am hanging around home and I love these two fabrics together! I think this will become a new go-to pattern that I make in a whole variety of French terry and sweatshirt fleece. (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Papercut Undercover Hoodie

No. 2 | Named Esme Cardigan

Sometimes fabric just tells you what it should be sewn into. When I found this chunky sweater knit I knew it needed to be a long over-sized cardigan just like this one from Named! This project is in my near future… I can feel it. (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Named Esme Cardigan

No. 3 | Closet Case Kelly Jacket

Since it’s release early this fall this pattern has been near the top of my to do list. I even have out ready to go and the fabric washed. My goal is to have this jacket done for spring. Perfect for the rainy weather here in the Pacific Northwest. (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Closet Case Kelly Jacket

No. 4 | True Bias Roscoe Blouse

I sewed up this blouse last summer and will definitely be revisiting it this year! I love the drape and style and I can’t wait to add many more to my handmade wardrobe. With so many fabric options it will be fun to play with different colors, patterns, etc. (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | True Bias Roscoe Blouse

No. 5 | Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

This is one pattern where I love every version I see! From Adrianna’s button up version she made during our Spring Style Tour to Kimberly’s tencel tunic, shown below, I don’t know what I have waited so long make my own. Well, it is happening in 2017 and that’s a promise! (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

No. 6 | Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse

Another pattern on my “wish” list, the Sudley blouse is a gorgeous tunic style dress or top that has a bit of feminine flare without being too dressy. I definitely want to try it in a fun floral or ditsy print rayon for this spring (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Megan Nielsen Sudley Blouse

No. 7 | Closet Case Ginger Jeans

Since sewing my own jeans last year I have wanted to try a couple other patterns, including the Ginger skinny jeans. In reading this blog you know that I live in jeans (no, seriously!) and I can never have too many pairs. This year I also want to branch out and try adding some other handmade pants to my wardrobe. They might all be “jean-style” but I vote that that counts! (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Closet Case Ginger Jeans

No. 8 | Cali Faye Hampshire Trousers

This pattern had been waiting patiently on my computer to be sewn up and added to my wardrobe. This year I am excited to make a muslin and hopefully a whole range of these trousers. I hope they look as good on me and that they fit the way they do in my head! (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | Cali Faye Hampshire Trousers

No. 9 | True Bias Hudson Pants

This Christmas I sewed up matching Hudson pants for my friend and her 2 year-old daughter. Now I need to make some for myself, don’t you think? I’m dreaming of a cozy version in sweatshirt fleece! (Pattern | Fabric)

Style Maker Make Nine 2017 | True Bias Hudson Pants

That wraps up my Make Nine List for 2017… now to just get sewing! If all goes according to plan I should have a pretty nice capsule wardrobe by then end of 2017. I’d love to hear what you all have planned for 2017! Any of the same patterns? Maybe you have some other suggestions for my 2017 list. Leave them in the comments below!

Happy New Year and Happy Sewing!

Michelle