I wasn’t sure if I was going to do #2018make9 this year as I din’t think there was much out there that I really wanted to make at the moment. Oh, how wrong I was! When I started to look at the patterns on my foldline wishlist and those that I have downloaded for instant gratification, it became clear that I was going to have trouble restricting it to 9!

I bought the knot front top from Maker’s Atelier when I was at the Knitting and Stitching show in November. Frances told me that it was designed originally for a friend of hers with a bigger bust and I tried on the sample and it was perfect. It’s deceptively simple and I am just looking for the right jersey for it.

The Burnside Bibs have been on my list for quite some time as I’ve loved a good dungaree since I was in my teens. As I said in my last blog post, I really want to nail trouser fitting in 2018 so I have chosen Seamwork’s Melody trouser and Tessa jeans. I’ve been really impressed with the Seamwork patterns in the last few months – lots I could see in my wardrobe.

I am still living mostly in skirts though. I bought some fabulous green tweed from M.Rosenberg at the Kitting and Stitching Show and that is destined for the Orageuse Berlin skirt – love the pockets on that. And I really liked likesewamazing’s Zinnia skirt last year so that has found its way on to my list too!

The quest for good basics goes on hence the Grainline Linden sweatshirt that have seen a lot of in social media and the Itch to Stitch Lisbon cardigan. And finally, in basics, Megan Nielsen released a fantastic pattern (Acacia) for knickers over Christmas, free for subscribers so I am going to have to start making my own pants!

I’ll keep you posted!

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