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:
They are just gorgeous! I might be biased, but I think she did a beautiful job 🙂
So this is my MakeNine for 2020:
- A blazer
- A jumpsuit
- A t-shirt
- A pair of work pants
- Something knitted
- A bodice block
- A trouser block
- 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:
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 🙂