MakeNine for 2020!

I did OK-but-not-great on the MakeNine for 2019, getting around to 4/9 and being very very happy with the 3 I finished.

For 2020, I want to be more about the TNT items and less about individual patterns. I asked my daughter to make me some pictures I could use to remind myself of that, rather than using the pattern illustration:

Image of a piece of paper with 8 line drawings set against watercolour backgrounds and a swatch area.

They are just gorgeous! I might be biased, but I think she did a beautiful job 🙂

So this is my MakeNine for 2020:

  1. A blazer
  2. A jumpsuit
  3. A t-shirt
  4. A pair of work pants
  5. Underwear
  6. Something knitted
  7. A bodice block
  8. A trouser block
  9. Using my Seamwork (and other) subscriptions (not pictured above)

There are a couple of repeats from last year, but I am OK with that. I really want items 1-5 to be a well-fitting, potential TNT version of each of those garments, so I can focus in on a good set of basics. That’s the reason for item 7 and 8 – so I have a well fitting block that I can compare to patterns or use to adjust and get much better fit more easily 🙂

Just for the record, here’s how I fared on the MakeNine 2019:

A grid showing nine patterns, with ticks on those which were made during 2019 and one question mark.

I got most of the want through the Saldana but it was a solid fail. There was way more fabric in the sweepy hip part than I wanted. I was disappointed because I love the look on the pattern pictures, but it’s just not a style for me. I didn’t finish it.

I don’t know if I want to make the dress, the Hudson pants or the Ogden Cami as much as I did at the start of 2019. The dress is a strong maybe, but the cami isn’t very bra-strap friendly and the Hudson pants female version don’t go up to my size. Why would I bother?

I definitely feel like this year’s version of MakeNine which is more about the garments I want in my closet rather than particular patterns will help me be more successful. If one tee pattern doesn’t work, I will move on until I find my TNTee! Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂