Yes, I’m very much aware that we are in the middle of February and that almost every seamstress out there has already shared her #2017makenine but truth be told I was saving it for the launch of my new blog!
So excuse me for being waaaaay too late and let’s take a look at the nine projects I picked for 2017!
First of all, I should explain what this project is, in case you haven’t heard about it. It’s a project started by Rochelle New where you basically pick 9 patterns to sew in 2017. I found it really motivating and since I am a very impatient and very impulsive person when it comes to sewing I very much need some kind of planning to keep me on track.
It was very very difficult to pick only 9 patterns, but I tried to choose some that I don’t currently own and would like to purchase or some that I haven’t got a chance to sew. Let’s get started! The order is completely random!
Number 1 is the Betty Dress by Sew Over It. I already have this pattern in my stash, I fell in love with this dress the minute I sew it on their website and HAD to have it! That said, I am very intimidated by it! It requires a lot of fabric since it has a circle skirt and also has a fitted bodice which I’m not so comfortable making. That said, I will definitely give it a try, most likely in the Spring. There are different options for the necklines and the sleeves as you can see in the photos, I particularly like the scooped neck with the 3/4 sleeves.
Number 2 is the Brumby Skirt by Megan Nielsen. As you already know I adore skirts and I’m thinking something like the one in this photo or in a floral summery fabric.
Number 3 is the Alex Shirt. This pattern is included in the “My Capsule Wardrobe City Break” e-book from Sew Over it. There is a version for a shirt and a shirt dress. Although making a shirt seems kinda scary at the moment, I saw Hollie’s (aka Hollie Dolly) version and really want to make something similar! Let’s hope I can do it!
Number 4 is the Bettine Dress by Tilly and the Buttons. I’ve been seeing this all around and it totally suits my style. In the summer days I live in dresses like that so it can’t be missing from the list.
Number 5 is the Moneta dress by Colette Patterns. February is dedicated to this dress in the sewing community because of a Moneta Party that is organised by three lovely ladies. This deep red (or is it burgundy?) is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Number 6 is the Cleo Pinafore by Tilly and the Buttons! Everyone is making a Cleo these days and I can’t believe I still haven’t jumped in that bandwagon! So, it’s definitely on my list for 2017! This photo also belongs to Hollie 🙂
Number 7 is the Lola Coat, also from the Sew Over it e-book. I will be honest with you, I made this before but it doesn’t count because it was a complete disaster. I put it in the bottom of my bin and never want to see it again! I used a heavy wool fabric, tottaly NOT suitable for this kind of coat! I will give it another try in the right fabric though because I really like its unusual design.
Number 8 is the Coco Dress by Tilly and the Buttons. I will have to purchase this pattern and I expect to make many versions. Nothing much to say, except it’s adorable and very easy as everybody says!
Number 9 is the Silk Cami by Sew Over It. A simple cami is a staple for my wardrobe and I will simply have to make it in 2017.