Through serendipitous chance, I stumbled upon the blog Lucky Lucille, run by the lovely Rochelle. I fell in love with her quirkiness and her gorgeous makes, and quickly hit the subscribe button to add her to my Bloglovin’ feed. Browsing her recent posts brought me to discover that she hosted the 2018 Make Nine Challenge!
What’s your favorite make of 2017? Why?
My favorite would have to be my blue and white Ashley Nell Tipton pencil skirt from her Simplicity 8345 Pattern. I’ve gotten the most wear out of it and it has became an office attire staple. I also made a cat version, which I wore to the Happy Cat Cafe.
What did you attempt in 2017 that you won’t be doing next year? Why not?
I attempted to hem a shirt in 20 minutes. It did not go well. The hem is uneven, bubbly, and crooked.
What are you going to continue doing?
I am going to continue to support indie designers. My favorite patterns that I’ve purchased (but have yet to make) have been PDFs from makers like DIBY, Bella Sunshine Designs, and Love Notions.
What are you going to try next year?
I am going to try my hand at making a cocktail dress! I have a few patterns I am mulling over which will be shared in the future.
Where do you see your handmade wardrobe by the end of next year? What about in 5 years?
I would like my wardrobe to be at least 10% me-made this year. In five years, it’d be amazing to be have it be closer to 75%!
Winter Sewing Inspiration
I have gone through a lull in my sewing mojo in recent months and am finally back on the upswing! I am seeing a lot of fun trends in the sewing community and I thought I’d share some of my favorite pieces of inspiration.
I’ll admit that lately I’ve kind of run out of my sewing mojo. I’ve delayed making the christmas gift i’ve had planned, have stalled on finishing a set of pads, and haven’t made much for my Etsy since before Thanksgiving.
In truth, I’ve been thankful for the break. I have busted my butt this year sewing from my business, and have run out of steam as of late for the items I usually sew. I needed inspiration and found it on Pinterest!
November Pattern Haul
Joann is having a 5/$5 Sale on Simplicity patterns so of course I had to browse the books for a few goodies to take home.