#2018MakeNine

I recently decided to take up sewing again. It’s something that I really enjoy and I finally have the time and space after a long hiatus. To get back into things, I decided to take part in the #2018MakeNine challenge from Lucky Lucille.

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I’m taking this challenge as an opportunity to use patterns that I’ve purchased and to also challenge myself to some new techniques and more difficult makes! I made my list about a week ago and I have to say that I’ve already changed my mind. Originally, here were my nine picks for 2018.

Vanessa Make 9

1. Lola Dress @victorypatterns
2. Ginger Jeans @closetcase.patterns(seriously- everyone is doing these!!!)
3. Ella Tea Skirt w/ Flounce @victorypatterns
4. Phaedra Dress @ralph_pink_patterns
5. Mito Cami @papercutpatterns
6. Louise Shirt @republiqueduchiffon
7. Ailakki Cross-Front Jumpsuit @namedclothing
8. Highlands Wrap Dress @indie_sew
9. Le 904 Two Piece Dress w/ Pleated Sleeve @dpstudio_fashion

I’ve now decided that I’ll likely skip the Ailakki Cross-Front Jumpsuit and the Phaedra Dress and opt for a couple more simple makes like the Orageuse Lisboa dress (below). Frankly, I’m a bit worried about the fit of the Ailakki Cross-Front Jumpsuit but I would like to have a comfortable jumpsuit for our honeymoon in Europe – I’ll keep looking.

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Orageuse Lisboa Dress

I only plan on buying one pattern and the necessary materials at a time so we will see how this goes! I’ve already started my Lola Dress from Victory Patterns and I’m really enjoying it so far.

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