I love following Lucky Lucille’s Make Nine challenge, however, last year I only made one on my list of nine. This was mainly because my sewing preferences changed, I stopped wanting to sew with stretch fabric (with the exception of two Monetas that I made last year because I could sew them in my sleep) and most of the sewing projects listed were knit projects. I also completely misjudged how much sweater knitting I would do. So, this year I’ve decided to only list four projects to narrow my focus and hopefully give me a fighting chance to make all of them.
1) Martine Sweater by Julie Hoover. This is sweater knitted in the flat and then seamed together, it’s made in knotted stitch and is for a DK weight cotton yarn. I chose it because it’s designed for a cotton yarn, which I find a lot comfier to wear than wool and because I’ve never sewn a seamed sweater before. I’ve ordered some navy yarn and I’m excited to get started knitting. I’m hoping I can finish it in a few months so I can wear it on cooler spring and summer days, as it’s cotton so it won’t be as warm as wool.
2. Ames Jeans by Cashmerette. I’ve wanted to sew my own jeans for ages because even though I’ve found a ready to wear make of jeans that fit me, the denim they are made of is really thin and always rips within about six months. I’m so excited that Cashmerette have created a jeans pattern and an online course to go with it. I’ve bought some denim for a wearable muslin, but the weather has been so bad here I haven’t been able to pre-wash and dry the denim yet.
3. Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress by Closet Case Patterns. I’ve seen so many variations of the Kalle shirt online and they all look really good, especially now Closet Case Patterns have released a long sleeve expansion. I’d like to make a few long sleeve flannel shirts because they’re so comfy to wear, and also some long shirt dresses that I can wear with leggings.
4. Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet. I bought this pattern last year when it was on sale but never got round to wearing it. However, I really want to make one in a luxurious cotton lawn for lounging around in the summer. I think it would be such a satisfying make, and so useful as well.