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It has taken me over a month to really make up my mind about my #2017makenine. The first 6 came really quickly – I’ve been thinking about them for ages.  I’ve had the pattern and the bottle green jersey fabric since January 2016 for the Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress and it will be the very next thing I’m going to make!

While on the subject of wraps, I am also planning to make Butterick B6285 which is a wrap top (and skirt) designed by Gertie.

Tilly and the Buttons’ Agnes Top is a staple of many people’s wardrobes> Having made one,  I am going to make more of them this year as I move towards not buying anything ready made, including T-shirts.


I want to make more everyday clothes. When I started sewing again, I had a tendency to be drawn to beautiful tea dresses and the like. But I don’t often wear them. I usually wear trousers, skirts, long sleeved t-shirts, pinafore dresses, jumpers and cardigans. When I saw Sew House Seven’s Toaster Sweater, I knew it was perfect. I have ordered some duck egg sweatshirting from Fabworks to make it with.


The Sew Over It Erin Skirt and the Mildred Pinafore Dress from Sew Magazine are part of that ‘sensible’ sewing.


The last 3 things are a little more out there. I tried on a sample of the Makers Atelier Sport Luxe Bomber Jacket at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in November. It felt completely gorgeous! So I promptly thought – I don’t need a bomber jacket so I didn’t buy the pattern. Trouble is, I’ve been thinking about it ever since! So I am going to make it, probably out of navy scuba.

The Thread Theory Lazo Trousers and the Vanessa Pouzet Wanted Top just leapt out at me from the Fold Line blogs in January and completed my list of 9. Do keep looking to see how I progress!



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