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2018 Sewing plans

on January 14, 2018

A year ago I set myself some sewing challenges and looking back I found them really helpful to direct my sewing plans and encourage me to try new Patterns.

I made a lot of clothes last year (32 items that I have photos of, plus a quilt, toys and dog coats!!) but I still don’t feel I have a complete wardrobe πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

This was my #makenine line up last year; a lovely collection of clothes but not coordinated or thought through. I failed on clothes for my husband….I now have two Patterns ready to make for him that I am confident the cut will work.

I made a swimsuit but not this one ☝️ and I didn’t make the coat or dress but lots if other dresses.

I did complete the sweatshirt as that was part of #sewmystyle of which I made most of the patterns.

I signed up to the Sew over it pdf club and bought some Patterns through that when in reality I didn’t have time to make them.

This year I have joined up to #sewmystyle and #2018rtwfast. I tried to give up shop bought clothes last year and did pretty well but failed at jeans, trousers and underwear so determined to master those this year.

My #makenine looks like this;

I just finished the Carolyn pyjamas today and the Nettie bodysuit last week so going well so far! I have a couple of these patterns already made so should be quick practical TNT makes plus a couple of new ones but crucially I own all the patterns already.

I also bought some folders to control how much I sew each month and plan out what supplies I need to get everything to coordinate and not just impulse Sew!!

I go back to university next month to start working towards my Masters so not sure how my sewing will fare against working full time, studying and family life….. then again I might need that time to keep sane!!

What are your plans for 2018?


6 responses to “2018 Sewing plans

  1. I joined the 2018 RTW fast too! I thought about it last year but didn’t feel quite that confident yet πŸ™‚ I did make underwear though and loved it (I recommend Beverly Johnson for help with this!) but I haven’t made a bra yet (and honestly that’s not likely anytime soon but I have plenty to get me easily through a year) I don’t expect this to be a difficult challenge for me either BUT it’s already working because the first thing I did when I signed up was dash to my closet to determine what I might need that I don’t have (and could leave me vulnerable to blasting my intention out of the water!) I noticed I don’t own ONE SINGLE sleeveless woven top and there’s nothing cooler in the summer than a sleeveless linen shirt! So that’s what I’m working on now πŸ™‚ Then I noticed I only own one long cardi and I love those in the spring so that’s next up πŸ™‚

  2. bellecitadel says:

    Great choices for #makenine! I look forward to seeing the Nettie – I’m quite tempted by that. I’m not doing RTW fast (Maybe next year) but am also doing sewmystyle again. I just finished the Sunny dress actually – great pattern!

  3. Maria says:

    Love the look of your make nine! I don’t do one cause I’d never stick to it πŸ™ˆ but love looking at everyone else’s!x

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