Happy 2018 and my 2018makenine

Happy 2018! I had a pretty great 2017 and I’m feeling invigorated to sew, knit, grow my business, eat well, get fit, and blog in the new year. I’ve made some very specific goals for myself on paper, but I will share with you one big sewing-related goal. I plan to make my own clothes this year and not buy anything from the store. The exception will be extreme winter gear since I do, after all, live in Ottawa.

This year, I will also commit to the #2018makenine trend. Here’s my list!

  1. Robe Réglisse by Deer and Doe
    A cute, simple, basic dress.
  2. Robe Centaurée by Deer and Doe
    I just love this style. I can’t wait to try it.
  3. Robe Givre by Deer and Doe
    I’d like to try both the sleeveless dress and tank variations.
  4. Bruyère Shirt by Deer and Doe
    I’m a bit intimated by this one as I’ve never made a button-up shirt before! Ideally I’d love to try both a sleeveless and sleeved version.
  5. Euler Bralette by Sophie Hines
    Another one that intimidates me! This will be my first time making lingerie but I know there are so many resources online so I’m really looking forward to learning.
  6. Robson Coat by Sewaholic
    I’ve sewn two coats and I wear neither of them, primarily because I didn’t choose the right fabrics. I hope to make a really GREAT coat this year.
  7. Zinnia Skirt by Colette Patterns
    I’ve had my eye on this for so long and I think I will use a very special fabric for it.
  8. Chardon Skirt by Deer and Doe
    I saw a friend at the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild wear this, and it looked so great on her that I ordered the pattern right away.
  9. Fifi Pyjamas by Tilly and the Buttons
    My husband bought me this amazing Hello Kitty bow fabric in satin. I think it would be too costume-like in a dress but perfect for these cute pyjamas!

And the best part? I already own all of these patterns in paper!

So follow along with me this year, and I promise to post regularly on my progress along with a myriad of other projects. Despite the #2018makenine, I actually plan to make the Linden sweatshirt from Grainline Studio ASAP!