At the end of 2017, I saw everyone sharing their #MakeNine progress and couldn’t understand why so many were “unfinished”. I did it for the first time last year and now I totally get it: it doesn’t make sense to stubbornly stick to the decisions made in advance when so much changes in a year! I went from a full-time office job in January to working from home in December so my day to day outfits have changed considerably.
You can read about my first Make Nine here, if you're interested!
I wasn't planning to participate this year but I was feeling a little overwhelmed by my To Sew list and knew it would help to plan out my next few projects. I spotted @Sewistella's laid back #SewSix challenge and knew this would be perfect! You can read more about it in her blog post.
I have a self-imposed volume-based stash-management system (SIVBSMS for short) and my fabric drawer - yes, singular - was getting rather full. I decided to pair up fabrics and patterns from my stash and I intend to make these before I buy anything new, with the exception of supplies for my Dressmaker's Ball outfit.
I, Joy Margot of Pink Coat Club, do solemnly swear to make the following projects (okay, at least some of them) before buying new fabrics and patterns:
1. Sew Over It Libby shirt in crowded faces cotton lawn from Like Sew Amazing
2 & 3. Tilly and the Buttons Stella joggers and Frankie tee (both patterns from Stretch) in sushi jersey from Like Sew Amazing
4 & 5. Selkie Patterns London skirt in grey stripe viscose from Like Sew Amazing and Dear Stella carousel fabric* (now sold out) from Sew Me Sunshine
6. Schnittchen Patterns Silvia coatigan in pink herringbone tweed (now sold out) from Fabworks
So there we have it - wish me luck! The eagle-eyed among you will notice that I've actually already completed one of these so there'll be another blog coming soon...
You can see more of my homemade clothes on Instagram!