I’m so late to posting the top 9 things I want to make in 2019 – its not a good sign that I’ll actually get these things done in 2019. I really loved having my make 9 list last year because I think it really helped me to focus on some things that I had been wanting to make for a while.
In 2019 I want to get out of my comfort zone a little bit. I want to make patterns from companies I’ve never used before. I want to make garments that are a different style than I normally where. And most importantly I want to push myself to try making things that I don’t know how to make.
Burnside Bibs by Sew House Seven – Last year at some point I just became obsessed with the idea of light pink Burnside Bibs. I bought the fabric and the pattern but I have yet to make them. I’m still super excited about them and really want to make them this year.
Sew Over It Eve Dress – I made this dress last year for my mom to wear to her high school reunion and it looked amazing on her. I am going to a wedding later this year and I want to make one of these to wear.
Emerald Erin Jordy Bralette – I really enjoy making bras and want to try a different pattern. I got a kit to make one of these and I’m excited to try this pattern.
Sandals – This doesn’t really have a pattern but I figure that I have all the supplies I need to make sandals at my Shoe Repair Shop and I think making sandals would teach me a lot. I Can Make Shoes has an e-Course that seems like a good place to start.
Self Drafted Pattern – I’m not really sure what this will look like but I took flat pattern classes and draping classes in college and I want to be able to use those skills. For a long time I’ve been telling myself that I’m not creative enough/ not as creative as the indie pattern designers making patterns but recently I’ve been feeling like part of the reason why I don’t feel creative is because its not something that I’m practicing.
Wrap Jumpsuit – I feel like I’ve been waiting for someone to release a wrap jumpsuit pattern but it hasn’t happened yet. Luckily there are a couple of people out there who have hacked their own and I’m hoping to follow in their footsteps. Thread Snips has a great post on her wrap jumpsuit and how you could hack the free Peppermint Magazine jumpsuit pattern.
A pattern that comes out this year – I still want to be able to be spontaneous in my sewing so I want to leave some room to sew something new as soon as it comes out. I’m excited to see what patterns get released this year!
Finish knitting the sweater from my 2018 make 9 – I really want to finish this year. I made pretty good progress on the body of the sweater last year and I need to start the sleeves. This is the Cascades Pattern by Michelle Wang.
Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress – I love every Fringe dress I see other people make and I think its just time for me to make my own already.