2019 Make Nine Plans


I’m joining in with Rochelle’s #MakeNine challenge again for 2019. I really enjoyed having goals to meet last year and managed to make seven out of the nine. Having a plan to work along to really works for my organized little brain. As you can see above, I’ve chosen a mix of patterns for both Rosie & I. Last year I chose a few patterns that were PDF patterns and this year, I’ve chosen patterns from my physical stash instead.  I’m really looking forward to following everyone else’s Make Nine challenges too.  Let me know if you are doing the challenge and drop your link in the comments!

1) Oliver + S Carousel Dress

This tunic style dress looks just lovely! I’d really like to imitate the pattern image as much as possible, maybe just a different color. I think the detail of the dress might be lost if I use a heavily patterned fabric so I need to keep an eye out for a plain linen when I’m fabric shopping.


2) Tilly & The Buttons Stretch – Freya Dress

I received the newest Tilly book, Stretch, for Christmas and love every single pattern in there. I’ll probably end up making a few things out of the book this year but I wanted to put my favorite on my Make Nine list. I’ll be shopping for fabric for this one too as I don’t think I’ve got anything in my stash that will be suitable.


3) Kwik Sew 3983 – View B

Rosie would look adorable in either of these views but I decided to go for View B, which is the dungarees style romper. I’ve got a really nice fabric in mind for this in my stash so I’m hoping that I’ll have enough to make this. I’ve only ever put single press stud fastenings on things so I’m interested to see how these fastenings come together.


4) Butterick 6217 – View A

Gertie did a series of patterns for Butterick and I love how different the bust detail is on this pattern. I plan to make a wearable muslin for this one for sure as I know the bust needs to fit perfectly. I’m hoping that it will be a little bit of a positive challenge for me.


5) Tilly & The Buttons – Bettine Dress

I’ve had this pattern for quite a while but I’ve just never gotten round to making it. I don’t think I’ve made a bad Tilly pattern yet so hopefully this one will be a great one too. I like anything that has an elasticated waist and anything that accentuates the waist and this pattern ticks both of these boxes!


6) Colette Penny Dress

We love a good shirt dress! I haven’t made a shirt dress for a couple of years and I’m looking forward to getting back into sewing a few button holes. I’ve not yet decided if I want to use a plain or patterned fabric…I’m leaning towards plain.


7) Simplicity 1449 – View B

This pattern is another gifted one for me to make for Rosie and it is just adorable. I’m planning on making view B, which is the tiered dress.


8) Simple Sew Grace Dress

I haven’t made a dress in this style for a while. I’m looking forward to making this one as I like the waistband detail along with the full skirt. The capped sleeves appeal to me too. When I buy RTW clothes, I tend to look for capped sleeves as I find them quite flattering on my arms.


9) Oliver + S Culottes

I’m finding myself saying that each one of these toddler patterns are adorable and these really are. I love how boxy they look and I think these will look nice with a simple baby grow tucked into them. As Rosie isn’t walking yet, I sometimes find that skirts get in the way of her little knees. These culottes seem to have the best of both worlds; they still look like a nice skirt but have separate legs!


I’ve added my quick Youtube video below too if anyone wants to watch!

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