I’m a little late with this years plan, and in fact I have already posted about one of my makes! Still, I suppose that means that I’ve got off to a good start!
Like most years I have managed a few items from my previous year’s #MakeNine, but not all, so I will carry over some of the ideas that I still plan to do.
The items I intend to continue to make are as follows:
1. A Long Wool Skirt
This will use the Clair pattern. Actually I’ve already made this, see my post here. So a good Strat for my Make Nine!
2. A Skirt with Scottish tartan
I don’t know how many years my precious souvenir tartan fabric has languished in my stash. I am scared of this fabric, and I’m not sure exactly how I can use my limited yardage. It will be a headache of a project which is why I’ve found every excuse not to do it previously! Let’s see if I can manage this in 2023.
3. Black Palisade trousers
I don’t know why I keep on putting off making these trousers. I know I like my shorts version in a cotton-linen blend. I suppose it may be that they are such an ordinary useful pair of trousers; all the more reason for doing this project. Plus the pockets are supreme!
4. Dropje Vest
This is absolute necessity for working from home. It may be a difficult project, but at least now I have the fabric.
5. Cortland Trench
One of things that I would really like to try is making a coat. I’ve always been a bit stuck because in the south-west of the UK, a warm woolen coat just wouldn’t get much wear. I have lots of coat patterns in my magazines, but I’m wary of sewing a first coat using the inadequate instructions from Burda. When the Cortland Trench by Grainline Studios was released I was immediately drawn to it; I like the short style and it has many of the trench coat details that I was looking for.
And below are the new items to add to my list:
6. Nikko Top
I made lots of t-shirts last year, including a Nikko Top. I would like to make more of these, or more specifically make Nikko top hacks. I would like a short sleeve tops, but with the high neck line. I have also seen the Terry pattern by VikiSews. The cut-out detail on this pattern interests me, so I may decide to make a Franken-pattern t-shirt with that detail.
7. A Black Sweatshirt
This isn’t the most interesting make, and I have yet to decide on a pattern. I have quite a few Lekala credits so I could use this pattern. Or I could use a men’s pattern, because there’s no fancy stuff involved, like bat wings or cowl, The I AM Men’s Rainbow looks the part with good variations, like different pockets and with or without hood.
Essentially I am look for a hooded top with kangaroo pockets. I intend to make this make a little more interesting by adding an interesting design on the back. I haven’t yet decided on the design or how to apply it to the sweatshirt. I’m still at the initial thoughts stage with this one!
8. A Woolly Hat with a Big Pom-pom
I bought a beautiful fluffy TOFT pom-pom at Bath Christmas market and I would like to knit a new hat for it. I bought a book of beanie hat pattern booklet a while ago The one on the far right at the bottom appeals to me.
9. Peter and the Wolf Trousers
I suppose this is a replacement for my pair of Peter and the Wolf jeans. These are nearly a decade old and are “wafer-thin” in places. I am literally waiting for the holes to appear. I bought some stretch-cotton twill from Like Sew Amazing in an steel blue colour for this purpose.