Friday, 24 February 2017

2017 sewing planning

Clockwise from top left: Toaster sweater #1, modified Colette Meringue skirt, Megan Nielsen Virginia leggings, Jalie drop pocket cardigan, vintage Stlye 4067 dress from early 1980s, Megan Nielsen Brumby, By Hand London Anna dress, Burda trousers, By Hand London Elisalex dress

Have you heard of the Make Nine challenge? It was started by Rochelle last year and I loved seeing everyone's collection of 9 patterns they planned to make that year. So, this year I thought I'd play along, well as much as you can do when your instagram account is private (if you want to follow me on instagram I'm 'kathryn_mhairi').  I've made a good start on my Make Nine, the first item you can see in the top left is my Toaster sweater #1 from Sew House Seven. 

I do love to make plans so am trying to keep some broad monthly sewing plans in place in addition to my Make Nine, well sometimes including the nine and sometimes additional makes.  I am also always working on a quilt now, a baby quilt at the moment and up next a wedding quilt and continued work on a quilt for Harris.

My January sewing plans were to make a Toaster sweater #1 out of my lovely gold ribbed jersey fabric & a blue cashmere skirt with my modified Colette Meringue skirt pattern (previously made as my Wildwood Flower skirt). The Toaster sweater #1 was finished in January and has been worn at least 2 or 3 times a week since.  I will review it soon hopefully!  The cashmere skirt still isn't made, but I'm planning to work on it next week.

sneak peek of my Toaster #1 sweater
Sewing plans for February, in addition to the cashmere skirt, are another Toaster sweater from Atelier Brunette dusky pink sparkle fabric and another Deer & Doe plantain from a mustard/gold knit I got in a swap.  However February is almost over so these might end up moved into March!

In March I would like to sew some new leggings for yoga as I sorely need at least 1 new pair, preferably 2.  I have the Virgina Leggings pattern by Megan Nielsen cut out and ready to go.  I tried this before but didn't use jersey with enough stretch so this time will buy some from Funki Fabrics.  I'd also like to sew another plantain tee. My plan is to try and adapt the pattern to make a roll neck but I'd also like to try a scoop back version so will wait and see what the weather is like in March to decide which way to go!

What about you, what are your sewing plans? Do you like these sewing challenges and prompts such as MadeNine and MeMadeMay?