#2017makenine

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I'm not on Instagram but love the idea of nominating nine items that you want to make in 2017 so I'm playing along here.

All photos used in the collage above are via the individual pattern companies.
I've loved the Sophie Swimsuit pattern since it was released and wanted to have a pair made up for our recent trip to Byron Bay - I ran out of time but hope to get these made up soon.

I don't know if flares will be popular again this winter but I still love them and plan to make the Birkin Flares from Baste and Gather.  In winter I live in denim so being able to play with a different silhouette will be great.

The Cascade Duffle Coat has been on my to sew list since it was released.  I have all my supplies but I bought the PDF pattern and I just can't bring myself to stick that many pages together!  I've just bought the paper pattern so hopefully this gets made before winter rolls around again.

The Ruby top/dress is another pattern that has been on my radar for ages.  I really want to make both the top and dress variations - I think they'll be really versatile additions to my wardrobe.

The Blaire shirt from Style Arc is a departure from I normally wear but it has been calling my name since it was released.  I'm going to make this in white linen but I love the version my sister just made in a gorgeous rayon.

Number 6 isn't a pattern, it's a gorgeous pieces of fabric.  I couldn't resist the beautiful city lights silk crepe de chine from Tessuti Fabrics but I've been too scared to cut into it in case I stuff it up.  Time to get over it - there's always more beautiful fabric!

Everybody wants beautiful undies and I want to add the Montgomery briefs from Orange Lingerie and the Bella and Esme undies from Evie la Luve to my collection.

I feel like this is a really achievable selection.  There's a nice mix of quick makes and more detailed projects and I know I'll feel pretty awesome if I manage to get all these made up.

So do you Instagram?  I'm tempted to sign up but all the comments about the new algorithms have made me wary.  Are you on Instagram and do you like it?

3 comments:

Scarf said...

I like Instagram. It's annoying that you can't sort chronologically but... pretty pictures and a concise way to share what you're up to, and what your friends are up to. I keep a pretty low profile and don't get much spam other than "hot chicks wanting to share their photos with YOU" but I get those in emails too.

KathleenS

Emma said...

Yes I'm on Instagram and love it for same reasons as KathleenS, although I have a private account so don't get many hot chicks wanting to follow me and a decline anyway. You should definitely get on there!

Sharon said...

You have some great plans there and I missed seeing the #2017MakeNine.

I signed up for Instagram only this year, mainly so I could see what the ladies were doing with Susan Khalje in Melbourne before they arrived in Sydney. So far I haven't had any hot checks wanting to share their photos with me, just hope I haven't jinxed myself :)