Hmm… considering it’s halfway through the year, I’m clearly not halfway through my #2017makenine projects!
So far, I’ve completed:
- Sew DIY Lou Box Top – I LOVE this top, despite the fabric being heavier-weight than ideal, so it’s not quite as flattering as it could be… I made the scoop-neck version, and it’s the perfect t-shirt neckline for me. I’ll definitely be making this pattern again in a lighter fabric.
- True Bias Emerson culottes (not going to link as they’re in the same post as the Lou Box Top!)- again, I absolutely love these. Although the elastic I used is about 2cm too short, so they’re a little tight… That’s what you get for insisting on using up the supplies in your elastic drawer! They’re a really low-effort wear, and the flat front makes them look much smarter than elastic-waist trousers ought to!
- Named Clothing Wyome Jeans – hmmm. Honestly, I wanted these to work out so much, but they haven’t. I probably made a size too big, and in an effort to correct this took them in too much at hip level. I think if i’d only taken them in at the waist they would have probably been ok. Having said that, I did feel the drafting was not so much ‘menswear-inspired’ as actually menswear, given the amount of room in the front and lack of in the back, so I may try and find a pattern that suits my shape better rather than fiddle with this one!
I’ve cut out the cushion covers for my Ercol chairs (you can find out how to re-web these here – it’s much easier than you might think!), and am now gearing up to make 15m of piping. Because I like to make life interesting…
I’m starting to doubt that I’ll knit myself a jumper this year, if I’m honest, but you never know! The good news (from my point of view) is that I haven’t changed my mind about any of the garments, so I’m still looking forward to sewing them. Although I probably need to get cracking with those dresses given our summer will be over in a couple of months…
Are any of you guys doing a #makenine this year? How are you finding it?
Take care, and happy stitching!